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Re: [TowerTalk] FW: Re Force12 C19XR

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FW: Re Force12 C19XR
From: Neil & Heather <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:07:25 -0400
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Thought you'd get a kick from that.....
You would have really laughed if you had
saw me just do a "Wow..I could have had a V8"
smack to the forehead... :)
It all makes sense now, the W6 "XR" call..
Duh, on my part....
Your right, what a small world.

It does not have the "newer" closed sleeve though,
just 2  19" lengths of solid # 12 thhn,
If your familiar with a brand of
romex call UF (direct bury), would
that work as a "closed" sleeve with the
ground (center) wire pulled out??
Its still on the ground, so any improvements can
be done now,and I'm wondering if the balun was
damaged in a T-storm, Norm's QTH was definitely
"out in the open"...on top of the hill..
I just saw the link posted for the balun manufacturer,
I'll bookmark it.
Thanks again...great job on the "XR" line... :)

On 4/25/2010 6:46 PM, Natan Huffman wrote:
> Neil,
> It sure is a small world!  Yes, that was one of my C19XR's that I replaced
> with a C31XR stack.  Norm purchased it from me a long time ago and he told
> me he sold it after a problem with a storm and his tower.
> I did the C19XR, C31XR C39XRN and co-designed the C49XR which was a
> mechanical challenge.  Have fun with the C19XR as it is a good basic
> antenna.  I think I replaced the original wires that run between the 10 and
> 20 meter drivers with the newer closed sleeve.
> Thanks for the information!
> 73
> Natan W6XR
> Freeville, NY

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