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81. Re: [TowerTalk] frustrating rain and connections... update (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:32:40 -0500
Dielectric loading can have profound affects. I wondered if it could be that early on in the thread, but I've never experienced it (that I know of) in rain. However, it takes very little ice to detun
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-04/msg00187.html (11,622 bytes)

82. [TowerTalk] Proper dies for crimping PL-259s (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 13:28:05 -0500
I inherited one tools from my dad (W5JHJ, SK 2007) and several nice crimping tools all with different dies. Each die is marked in decimal inches at each station. He showed me how to crimp connectors
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-05/msg00246.html (7,275 bytes)

83. Re: [TowerTalk] Solar Cycle 24 Prediction Panel Report (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 21:54:12 -0500
Jerry is "spot" (pun intended) on. I'm a meteorologist and we deal in probabilities all the time because we must communicate uncertainty. The same thing's need to be done with SS cycles, as well. pro
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-05/msg00461.html (15,878 bytes)

84. Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn BX bolts, plates and shelves... (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:27:17 -0500
I concur: I've had an HDBX48 since 1986 and have had ~13 sq ft on it most of that time. You will have to strengthen the rotor plate -- it's stamped steel with tabs that bolt to the inside of each led
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-06/msg00194.html (15,583 bytes)

85. Re: [TowerTalk] Cable routing (score: 1)
Author: Kimberly Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:20:18 +0000 (UTC)
I got tired of replacing deteriorating black tape and I could never get ty-wraps to last long enough. So, I used SS worm-type hose clamps. I was very careful to make them only a *little bit* snug, le
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-07/msg00097.html (10,889 bytes)

86. Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 163, Issue 22 (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:19:16 -0500
That, of course, wasn't an Issue in my case. If you could thread the SS clamps between the booms, such that it contacted only the boom to which the coax braid is also bonded, I suppose it might work.
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-07/msg00103.html (9,742 bytes)

87. Re: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft D3W (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:14:52 -0500
I also give good reviews on the D3W. I've had mine for almost 30 y and have had no troubles. It started on CO around 1986 and it handled chinooks and boras (86 mph) just fine. It came to OK in 1995 a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-08/msg00289.html (8,990 bytes)

88. Re: [TowerTalk] T2X Hung Up (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2016 21:04:06 -0500
Every time this has happened to me it's been an open limit switch. The only way out I've found out of this is to short across the limit switch at the control box. Kim N5OP "People that make music tog
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-10/msg00023.html (9,191 bytes)

89. [TowerTalk] SteppIR 4 el overhaul cost? (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:49:14 -0600
I'm the new trustee for the National Weather Center/OU Amateur Radio Club. We have a 4 el SteppIR that has suffered the loss of half of two elements. We need to get it down and work on it, but as I g
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00046.html (7,480 bytes)

90. Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 4 el overhaul cost? (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:15:15 -0600
Good questions. The elements failed when the tapes were retracted, so it's the radomes (poles) themselves that failed somehow. It looks for all the world like they simply fell out, but we won't know
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00048.html (10,946 bytes)

91. Re: [TowerTalk] Stepir Repair (score: 1)
Author: Kimberly Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:20:05 +0000 (UTC)
That's a possibility. It's not a cover for DXing, though it *is* a pretty good location for it! We've had other problems that we haven't yet diagnosed. We use a Yeasu 2800DXA rotor. Earlier (before m
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00060.html (9,400 bytes)

92. Re: [TowerTalk] Copper Vs AL Was UV and WX deterioration of THHN insulation, and effects (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:58:25 -0600
I tried aluminum radials once, at my folk's house (my dad was a ham). He had an 18AVQ trapped vertical and I decided it would do better work radials. This was maybe 40 y ago. Somewhere, I'd come acro
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00362.html (10,920 bytes)

93. Re: [TowerTalk] Attractive nuisance (score: 1)
Author: Kimberly Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:05:16 +0000 (UTC)
I know that I cannot be rendered lawsuit-proof, only resistant. Several years ago at a different QTH, I was worried about this very thing. I had an HDBX48 and, at the time, Rohn made no anti-climb pa
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00206.html (10,886 bytes)

94. Re: [TowerTalk] (no subject) (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:53:41 -0600
That seems to me, at least, that a pleasant letter explaining their responsibility to protect other licensed services. FCC, etc. Also contact ARRL. Kim N5OP "People that make music together cannot be
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00270.html (7,532 bytes)

95. Re: [TowerTalk] (no subject) (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:09:17 -0600
FWIW, cell signals occasionally splatter into the low end the NWS 10 cm NEXRAD radar band. Rest assured that such incursions are fixed in a very big hurry. Kim N5OP "People that make music together c
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00278.html (8,496 bytes)

96. Re: [TowerTalk] tower/rotator woes... (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:18:13 -0600
I had a similar problem because and must, with some embarrassment, admit that I was careless and did not shim the rotor as I should have. The T2X is made to accommodate a 2 1/16" OD mast. My mast is
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00402.html (11,095 bytes)

97. Re: [TowerTalk] tower/rotator woes... (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:16:37 -0600
That depends entirely on the set-up. Mine was a TB2 thrust bearing in the top of an HDBX-48. Rest assured that this particular setup is quite sensitive to the mast being centered in the rotor. Had I
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00406.html (11,169 bytes)

98. Re: [TowerTalk] lightning protection at towers and bunkers on former AT&T microwave relay sites (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 08:40:02 -0500
The cites that Jim gives are most excellent. I am a research meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Lab and, while lightning isn't my area, I know the scientists that study it. They have lots of
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-05/msg00174.html (11,477 bytes)

99. Re: [TowerTalk] Home Weather Station (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:13:12 -0500
I run a Davis Vantage VUE minted about 10 m up on my tower. I shunt feed the tower for 160 and have never had a problem if any kind. Kim N5OP "People that make music together cannot be enemies, at le
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-06/msg00118.html (9,482 bytes)

100. Re: [TowerTalk] Home Weather Station (score: 1)
Author: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:14:23 -0500
I used to have a Peet Bros. unit. It was very good. My only issue was that it was wired and I kept having critter problems with the wires. It's an excellent unit. Kim N5OP "People that make music tog
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-06/msg00130.html (11,305 bytes)


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