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Re: [TowerTalk] XM-240 hat problem

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] XM-240 hat problem
From: K4SAV <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:13:37 -0600
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I haven't had any X-hat elements breaking off, but I have had a problem 
with water running down the elements of the X-hat and into the hole that 
is used to mount the X-hat to the main element.  Of course the loading 
coil is right next to the X-hat so the water goes there since the center 
of the coil is hollow.  Not a good feature.  Actually with the element 
caps supplied, the element will pretty much fill with water.  Solution 
was to plug the hole with duct seal, drill weep holes on the underside 
of the elements, and replace the end caps with a porous plug.

Jerry, K4SAV


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