IMHO you don't need to Pin a Hy-Gain 203 as long as you have a 2" dia mast. it
when you use a smaller dia you start getting into trouble because of less
surface circumference for the boom to mast clamp to bite into.
As for the Dampening rope. Most Hy Gain antennas specific Dampening rope to
over come resonance in the element. I have seen hams who skipped this process
and in short order had raining aluminum, resulting in expensive tomato stakes.
It's amazing to be on a tower and not only see an element Vibrate with self
resonance but SING a certain pitch, like a wind chime.
> From: email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007
> 16:12:07 -0400> Subject: [TowerTalk] Pinned boom to mast on 203ba> > Can
> someone tell me why would you have to pin the boom to the mast on the 203BA??
> This antenna weighs 32# on a 19' boom.Very light.My mosley ta-33 which weighs
> 37# on a 14' boom.This antenna does not have to be pinned.Can i get away with
> pinning the boom.I am not in a high wind area.Also the 203 shows that you
> have to insert a rope into each element because of low wind vibration.How
> does the water weep out the ends.Whats up with the rope?Are the radials that
> thin that they might snap without the rope?I want to try this antenna but
> think i will stay with the mosley ta-33 which does not require pinning the
> boom and the rope in the elements.Any advice will be apreciated .thank you.>
> > anthony K2VI> _______________________________________________> > > >
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