For years, I set up temporary contest stations in the Caribbean. All the my
beam's element sections had a band of tape, showing how far to insert them
into the mating section. I used colored electrical tape and each element
had a different color. The boom was also marked with this colored tape
showing to where to place the elements. I used standard hardware, hose
clamps, u-bolts, etc, but at least this saved time by not having to measure
anything and the end result was a structurally sound and reliable antenna.
Subject: [TowerTalk] No Tool Fast Assembly HF Beam
From: "Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield"
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:31:08 -0500
After Field Day, we always think there must be a better way to assemble /
disassemble the tri-bander. A couple of weeks go by and we forget about it,
until next year. This year I hope to actually do something about it.
Has anyone equipped the elements of a beam with some neat quick assembly
scheme? I was thinking of the buttons often found in telescopic tent poles,
or the quick and easy clamps that keep the legs of my camera tripod
Also how about a quick and easy way to attach the elements to the boom?
I'm curious what Folks are Doing?
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