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Re: [TowerTalk] Traps and traps - dipping again into the pool ofknowledg

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Traps and traps - dipping again into the pool ofknowledge
From: "Dale Martin" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 00:23:21 -0600
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I'm not sure what trap A is, but there should definitely be a coil inside;
just not visible with the cover in place. 

There is a rivet or screw at one end of the cover which attaches the cover
to the element making the cover one plate of the capacitor of the trap. 

Remove the rivet and you can slide off the cover exposing the complete
aluminum tubing-insulator with coil-aluminum tubing assembly. 
Read the notes I put together when I refurbished one of my A3's a few years
ago.  It's still up in the air and working FB.

73 and good luck

Dale, kg5u

> Attempted to take down a Trap A (this is on a Cushcraft A-3 
> with the 40 meter add on) No coil in the trap as far as I can see.
> Removed the end caps. Plastic parts on each end fitting into 
> the circular trap, with the element going through the middle 
> with one part screwed to the outside portion of the trap.
> I can move the element and one plastic end but the other will 
> not come out.
> But, when I look in I do not see any wire coil as expected.....


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