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Re: Topband: Inverted L SWR change

Subject: Re: Topband: Inverted L SWR change
From: "Gary Smith" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:32:00 -0500
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I had to leave the QTH to care for an ailing friend for a few days 
and before leaving this morning. I went back to the L and took a look 
in the light. 

Last night the wire was firmly in place when I pulled really hard on 
it but this morning it was indeed in two pieces; one end attached to 
the plate and the end piece of wire had fallen limp over the pulley 
used for picking up slack and sway from the trees.

I picked away at the separated piece on the ground and indeed, there 
was no wire in the center, it had indeed separated and only the 
insulation was holding the wire in place. I was using the steel 
center copperclad telephone drop line; usually that stuff is strong 
enough to tow a car with.

Now to get a wire back up but this time in miserable weather...

I need a better bow.


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