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161. Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR 4 el overhaul cost? (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:45:37 -0500
Why not just contact SteppIR? 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 d
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00052.html (8,393 bytes)

162. Re: [TowerTalk] Coax Prep tools for crimp connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:35:29 -0400
I have their crimp kit and it is great. Works beautifully. Highly recommended. Use the recommended coax and crimp connectors. 73, Bob - W3YY Just noticed that Dx Engineering now is selling the tools
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-08/msg00249.html (8,172 bytes)

163. Re: [TowerTalk] A dumb question (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:09:45 -0400
Also not sure what the technically correct answer is but I've used hundreds of feet of minimally buried coax for years (about 2 inches) just so I could mow over it. No problems. Lately I've gone to u
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-08/msg00288.html (8,441 bytes)

164. [TowerTalk] Optibeam OBLY14-5 (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:11:31 -0500
I'm considering the Optibeam OBLY14-5 for a new antenna. Anyone have experience with or comments about this antenna? My goals are: 5 Band - 20, 17, 15, 12, 10M performance with performance equal to a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2018-11/msg00131.html (6,590 bytes)

165. Re: [TowerTalk] Optibeam OBLY14-5 (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:17:45 -0500
AC0H - I'll be very interested in how you like the 16-EL Optibeam. My 4 el SteppIR 20-6M gave me great service for 14 years but has now reached the end of its useful life. So am considering the Optib
/archives//html/Towertalk/2018-11/msg00150.html (11,639 bytes)

166. Re: [TowerTalk] SteppIR wear out (was: Optibeam OBLY14-5) (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:44:16 -0500
Rick - After 14 years without problems, this year I've had three element support tubes fall off and two element housing units fail. One of the element support tubes fell off after being repaired only
/archives//html/Towertalk/2018-11/msg00162.html (10,531 bytes)

167. Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor options besides a Prop Pitch? (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 03:15:10 -0500
Good luck here too with a G-2800DXA. Bob - W3YY --Original Message-- From: TowerTalk [] On Behalf Of Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 6:35 PM To: towe
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-03/msg00052.html (8,724 bytes)

168. Re: [TowerTalk] Weatherproof Remote Antenna Switch Box Plus (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 17:02:20 -0500
I agree with Pete. I've had an Ameritron antenna switch at the top of a 120ft tower no external protection for decades with no problems. 73, Bob - W3YY For what it's worth, I had an Ameritron RCS-8 a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-03/msg00091.html (17,263 bytes)

169. Re: [TowerTalk] F-connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:40:20 -0400
DirecTV has used them exclusively at my QTH for 30 plus years. They do appear to have some kind of 0-ring or other sealing method. The weather has never bothered them. Bob - W3YY I am wondering why F
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-03/msg00186.html (9,098 bytes)

170. Re: [TowerTalk] Results of Rotor Survey, Non- Prop Pitch (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:37:59 -0400
I think the recommendations were primarily based on performance, not price. No one would recommend a rotor that had poor performance, regardless of its price. 73, Bob - W3YY the cheap stuff will be a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-03/msg00298.html (9,737 bytes)

171. Re: [TowerTalk] Hornet Nest on the End of the Boom - How do you safely get rid of this? (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:18:59 -0400
Forget about spraying. Just wait until late fall or winter when it gets cold. The hornets will die and then you can remove the nest. I had a big European Hornet's nest in a tree and brought in a prof
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-07/msg00377.html (9,342 bytes)

172. Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp on Coax connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:07:15 -0400
Julio - I use the DX Engineering Ultra-Grip 2 Crimp Connector Tool Kit, the DX Engineering RG-213 cable, and Amphenol 182102 no solder crimp connectors (both shield and pin are crimped - no soldering
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00109.html (8,549 bytes)

173. [TowerTalk] FW: Crimp on Coax connectors - Correction (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:18:19 -0400
Julio - I rechecked Mouser, Newark, and Digikey prices for the Amphenol 182102 and the DX Engineering price was essentially the same. So you can disregard my note below about "slightly lower cost fro
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00110.html (8,703 bytes)

174. Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp on Coax connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 04:49:01 -0400
Hi Jon - There is lots of misleading info on the Internet, but the Amphenol 182102 is indeed solderless and comes with a center pin designed for crimping. See
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00162.html (11,055 bytes)

175. Re: [TowerTalk] Crimp on Coax connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 11:48:17 -0400
Tony - That's exactly my question for those who insist on using PL-259 crimp connectors that require soldering the center conductor. Crimping the center conductor takes about 30 seconds and I've used
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00178.html (17,192 bytes)

176. [TowerTalk] Crimp on Coax connectors (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 13:32:11 -0400
Hi Dick - It looks like there are Amphenol PL-259 and N-series crimp connectors for LMR-400 that allow crimping the center pin. See the DXE chart and the "Hex crimp center pin" row in the chart at ht
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00206.html (9,232 bytes)

177. Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G-2800 problem with new unit (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 07:46:48 -0400
Al - I have the same setup, G-2800DXA and RT-21D. The other suggestions offered for solving your problem look good. Here are some things you've probably done, but I'll ask anyway. Have you confirmed
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00220.html (9,498 bytes)

178. Re: [TowerTalk] 45G and guys (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 14:05:25 -0500
Ignacy - I have a 120ft 45G tower that uses 3 levels of guying using 6700 Phillystran. That's what I'd suggest. Why use EHS and then have to buy and install all those insulators and cable clamps? Esp
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00099.html (9,117 bytes)

179. Re: [TowerTalk] Lift Mast to Replace Rotator (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 19:46:22 -0500
John - Next time install two bearings that provide both lateral and thrust support. And then install the mast so there is no weight on the rotor. Then you can easily remove and replace the rotor. 73,
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00156.html (8,141 bytes)

180. Re: [TowerTalk] Lift Mast to Replace Rotator (score: 1)
Author: "W3YY" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 00:33:57 -0500
Dave - My experience doesn't indicate that. My rotors, Yaesu G-1000DXA and Yaesu G-2800DXA, with no weight on them, have lasted for decades. Maybe other rotators are different. 73, Bob - W3YY Another
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-12/msg00161.html (9,738 bytes)

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