P.S. When you reassemble the elements don't forget to keep all of the trap
drain holes down.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Fuller" <email@example.com>
To: "Diane & Edward Swynar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "towertalk"
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hygain TH3
> Hi Eddy -
> A few years ago I rebuilt an old heavily damaged TH-6DX. I cleaned and
> "greased" (Penetrox) all of the tubing "joints". Took apart all of the
> and cleaned them and "greased" all of the electrical contact areas.
> the hardware with ss where possible. It has worked great since and was
> worth the effort. The closest thing to a problem was getting the cans off
> the traps because of the dimples they put in the cans after assembly. I
> found a piece of tubing, with o.d. just smaller than the i.d. of the can,
> that I could insert and tap on to force the trap form out.
> Gene / W2LU
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diane & Edward Swynar" <email@example.com>
> To: "towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:50 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Hygain TH3
>> Hi Guys,
>> This has nothing particularly to do with TOWERS, per se, but I'm
>> if anyone reading this might have an idea, or two (it'll require CLIMBING
>> the tower here in any event, I'm sure!).
>> Specifically, I have a Hygain TH3 - Mark III 3-element tri-band yagi at
>> here that has basically been idle, as I concentrated my efforts on the
>> bands for some 4 years now. Anyway, I re-discovered 10-meters with the
>> inordinately high sunspot count of late, and pressed the yagi into
>> there with stellar results.
>> Inspired, I next tried the antenna on both 20- and 15-meters, but was
>> shocked to see the SWR inordinately high right across each band...
>> Obviously something up there has gone awry in the preceding years---but
>> is it still A-OK on 10-meters...?
>> Thanks in advance, with my vy
>> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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