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Re: [TowerTalk] GAP Voyager failure

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] GAP Voyager failure
From: "D. Scott MacKenzie" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 20:18:04 -0400
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As an aside - I had absolutely no problems getting a new capacitor from
them - I had one for the high part of the band - and needed on for the DX
window - I called, and sent in my check - it arrived within 2 weeks.  While
that was about 2 yrs ago, things may have changed since then.  I use a Gap
Titan and it works well for what it works really well on 40M BTW.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Mahlon Haunschild
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] GAP Voyager failure


Sorry to hear about your Voyager failure.  That first coupler is
probably where most of the bending moments are greatest, so it doesn't
surprise me that it failed there.  The only other Voyager mast failure
I've heard of isn't relevant to this situation (that failure was during
a hurricane, and the antenna was erected).

By the way... I wish you all the luck in the world getting parts out of
them... I've been trying to get a replacement tuning capacitor out of
them for three years, with absolutely no success whatsoever for various
reasons not of my making (failure to ship, out of stock, doesn't return
phone calls, doesn't answer e-mail [that includes a face-to-face
conversation with the owner at Dayton this year, I might add]).  It's
just a bloody damn shame that they put such an expensive product out on
the market with no support behind it.

regards (and sympathies)
Mahlon - K4OQ

[TowerTalk] GAP Voyager failure
Sat, 6 Oct 2007 09:56:51 EDT


I know the big Voyager has mechanical issues, according to some, but, I
raising one that was up at a previous QTH for about 4 months, with no ice
storm,  or wind storm damage.

While walking it up, about 3/4 up, the coupler between the lower & mid
failed, and broke in 2.

Luckily, the only other damage was a slight bend on one of the tuning
and a little bend on the cap hat.

Anyone ever hear of a failure at that point of the antenna? Seems weird it
would fail there and not higher in the mast, where there seems to be a
larger load.

73-Chuck KI9A

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