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Re: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft D3W SWR Issue

To: "Jack Brindle" <>, <>, "SERGE BERTUZZO" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft D3W SWR Issue
From: "Gene Smar" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:22:58 -0400
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     If after you inspect the D3W you determine that the Y-split in the coax 
is the culprit, I described a method of sealing this split at . 
As I wrote here before, it's not my idea but works well so far (since 2001) 
in sealing my balun connections.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Brindle" <>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft D3W SWR Issue

> I'd take a good look at the coax itself. As I recall, the antenna has
> a large coil of coax at the feedpoint to act somewhat as a balun to
> choke off unbalanced currents. The coax splits out to a Y to attach to
> the dipole elements and may not be protected very well. Water
> intrusion into the coax at this point (or any other for that matter)
> can cause exactly the problem that was described. Being in VA3-land
> where things freeze rather often can accelerate the problem.
> Jack Brindle, W6FB


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