I had the C4 (which is a c-3 with the 40M element) up for 10 years when I lived
I wrapped all the fiberglass with Scotch 88 electrical tape. When I took it
down after ten
years, the fiberglass was still in quite good (not perfect condition). The
person that I sold the
antenna did not rewrap the fiberglass and has had it up for 2 years now and he
has not had
I had no problems with any of the rivits coming loose. The antenna survived
many bouts of
high winds (after all, it was Iowa!).
I was very satisfied with the performance of the antenna. I now have a 3
and am very satisfied with it also.
On 6 Apr 2008 at 10:59, k2vi wrote:
> Hey guys,Can i get an answer on the c-3.I heard nothing but stellar reports
> on preformance.It delivers true 2 element mono band preformance.The question
> is the Fiberglass insulator for the driven element i heard is pure crap and
> the paperwork even says it only last 5 years.I would love to put this antenna
> up on my tower but for almost 1000.00 bucks i want it to be trouble free for
> a minimum of 12 years.Anyone have any feedback on this great preforming
> antenna.thanks fellas.
> tony k2vi
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