Good day gentlemen,
Quick question... ha-ha.
The tower is close to completion and I have a used Force 12 XR-5
antenna. The u-bolts that hold the 10 elements need replacing, they are
rusted pretty bad. Surrounded by a salt water environment takes it toll
on them. Would it be worth it for the u-bolts to be replaced with
stainless steel? Which grade would be 'best'?
The tower is aluminum and the rotor plate is held in place with u-bolts,
best form of u-bolts here?
The mast clamping u-bolts on the XR-5 antenna must be stainless steel,
they look really good. (they are not in the photo)
The one on the left is from element 6 on the antenna (there are two of
these), the middle u-bolt is used on each element other than the one
mentioned, the right u-bolt is used to secure the rotor plate to the
This is the current state of the u-bolts. The nuts came off after a
Which anti-seize, anti-corrosion paste-liquid etc would assist is
preventing future corrosion?
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