The only thing he is going to gain is being able to put something up that he
can turn. He cannot go high and he has tree issues that prevent him from
turning it if it is horizontal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Robinson" <email@example.com>
To: "Robert Pack, NX5M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Trapped Tribanders Turned Vertical
> What does he hope to gain by mounting the tribander vertically?
> Mark N1UK G3ZZM
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Pack, NX5M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 19 June, 2007 8:00 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Trapped Tribanders Turned Vertical
>> Without going into great detail with the reason this question is being
>> asked......local guy wants to put a tribander up (an A3 I think) and
>> wants to mount it vertically. He asked me what I thought about it. My
>> first thought was water getting into the traps and not draining out, or
>> draining out too slow.
>> I have never seen a vertically mounted tribander (other than triband or
>> better verticals). I will admit that I have never looked closely at a
>> trapped vertical so I do not know if there is anything different in the
>> sealing of the traps or not. Is there?
>> Could this fellow actually put his three element tribander vertical?
>> Should he seal the top ends of the traps and maybe put small pin holes on
>> the bottom ends so water can drip out? Any electrical or structural
>> issues that come to mind?
>> I will print and pass along all replies.
>> Bob NX5M
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