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Re: [TowerTalk] Force12 C3SS Manual

To: KA9OFM John Garrett <>,Towertalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force12 C3SS Manual
From: Larry McDavid <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:19:30 -0700
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John, I just found my Force12 C3SS manual. Problem is, it is a lot more 
manual than I remembered! I count some 35 total pages with pictures.

There are step-by-step assembly instructions with sketches for nearly 
each step. There are some pictures of various parts of the assembly. 
There is one page with somewhat subtle instructions for setting the 
element lengths for various frequency ranges within each band; I have 
written some notes how I set these for the phone part of the band. I 
have some emails to Force12 and their replies about errors in this 
manual so there are some corrections I found needed. I bought one of the 
very first C3SS beams.

I also designed a plastic clamp for the balun and there is a sketch of 
this bracket. There are some assembly notes I made myself as I put it 

I have an Excel spreadsheet with graph of the SWR results for my 
assembled C3SS and there is a printed copy of the graph in the notes 
with the manual.

This is too much to scan! I'd rather copy the manual at Kinko's and mail 
the copy to you. This will have some cost; I could have them 19-hole 
bind it as the original Force12 manual is bound. Let's say $10 for the 
copy of everything I have in my file folder for this beam.

This is all a bit of work! But, there appears to be quite complete 
assembly information, far more than folks are complaining about on 
TowerTalk. Perhaps someone else needs a copy of this manual; I'll post 
this reply on TowerTalk and wait a few days to see if there is any 
response; I want to make just one trip to Kinko's!

Larry McDavid W6FUB

KA9OFM John Garrett wrote:
>      > In the comments you said to contact you if anyone wanted the SWR
>      > information.
>      >
>      > I would like that, but I am in desperate need of the manual for the
>      > C3SS... 

Best wishes,

Larry McDavid W6FUB
Anaheim, CA  (20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, near Disneyland)

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