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Re: [TowerTalk] Force 12 c-3 information

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force 12 c-3 information
From: "Bill Parry" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 12:35:22 -0500
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That is ridiculous. I have had two different C3's and the environment here
is not antenna friendly. Near the south Texas Coast and at 120 feet. Unless
hit by lightning or some other cataclysmic event, your C3 will be working
just fine at the end of this coming solar cycle. I would elect to buy the
C3E variation though; the sunspots are going to be rising!

I would be interested in knowing which page of the manual includes the
statement that the fiberglass insulator will last only 5 years. I reread my
manual, I may have missed it, but I can't find any statement like that. It
does say that the PVC element insulators will last for more than 10 years.

Bill, W5VX

P.S. If you are really, really concerned, wrap the insulator in Scotch 88.
(Certainly not necessary). Maybe those folks were talking about the KLM
center insulators.  I have seen those center insulators break on multiple

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of k2vi
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 10:00 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Force 12 c-3 information

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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