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Subject: [TowerTalk] Old Force 12 alert
From: "Terry - AB5K" <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 08:52:59 -0500
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If you have purchased a antenna from Force 12 before the change in 
ownership, please take note.  I just put up two Force12 6BA's for some local 
folks and there were a number of issues:

Mis-drilled elements (wrong length)
Missing element insulators
Wrong U-bolts
Missing 40 meter jumper (but we did get a extra 40 meter hairpin coil)
Several cases of missing hardware
Missing silicon seals on the 40 meter coils on one of the antennas

This in no way should reflect on the new ownership as the antennas were 
purchased from the original owner.  I suspect it was a case where quality no 
longer mattered and someone just wanted to get the order out the door.

If you have a recent Force12 purchase from the original owners, you may want 
to pay close attention and check all dimensions.

73 Terry  AB5K

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Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] "The Art of Antenna Tramming"

> In a message dated 5/25/2008 5:05:48 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
>>  Great Steve .. beautiful illustration .... Be sure and let  all know 
>> when
> your book will be ready for sales....I'm sure it will be a  "Must" for all
> folks with a tower. Steve what is your feeling of the "Dual  Tram" .... 
> seems it
> requires more set up etc....but their must be reasons of a  dual vs the 
> single
> tram as you describe..??
>    A tram is where the load is under one tramline.  What you're describing
> is a trolley system where the load rides on top  of 2 lines. It is a real 
> since you have to rig it so that the 2  lines are spread apart, it's 
> difficult
> to tension them equally, the antenna  has to be balanced just right and 
> then
> you've got tons more friction  trying to slide the load up the lines. Not
> worth the effort IMO.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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