If you want to get into it a bit, replace hardware with stainless. Use
something like Penetrox on all electrical contact points including straps
and coils in traps. Make sure any drain holes (e.g. on traps) are facing
down and clamps are titght.
Altogether should make a good antenna for a long time.
Gene / W2LU
----- Original Message -----
From: "K0DAN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Robert Hlywka" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mosley CL-36 maintenance
> Open up all the traps and clean out bugs, cobwebs, etc. When replacing the
> end caps, be sure they make a good seal.
> Make sure all the hardware (clamps, nits & bolts, sheet metal screws) are
> good condition, and replace where necessary with new stainless steel.
> Wouldn't be a bad idea to replace the coax balun with new coax (read docs
> for velocity factor).
> When you assemble it , make sure the elements are in the correct
> The CL36 is a good antenna and should be a good performer for you and give
> you many years of service.
> Good luck and 73
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Hlywka" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2011 2:44 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Mosley CL-36 maintenance
>> I picked up a Mosley CL-36, that I purchase off a retired ham. The
>> antenna has been stored inside for the last 10 years, it looks as new. I
>> am getting ready to put it up, is there any maintenance that should be
>> done to this before I hoist it up. I am a new ham and this is my first
>> beam, any help would be welcomed.
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