I own a C31XR and for use on a tower that is used for a 160 vertical, just
remove the insulation on the twenty meter reflector and director. There is
no change in performance in the XR. I have never seen any benefit to the
insulators other that for driven elements.
Since the tips of the 20 meter reflector and director are the longest
possible distances from the mast, this will protect all the others from a
similar fate. It will probably also change the settings for what ever you
use to match the tower, as you will now have something like 15 or 16 feet
more to the "tip" on 160. It most likely will be a very mild improvement on
On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Marc Wullaert ON4MA <
> Hello all,
> I wash to busy to rebuild my C31XR insulators. The 20m reflector insulator
> wash burned while transmitting on 160m.
> Greg how did you ground the elements inside a stepper ?
> I'm replacing my tower next year and thinking to ground my reflectors and
> driving elements
> of my c31xr. Anyone did that before ?
> if you wanna see some pictures of the flashover see
> 73 Marc ON4MA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg - ZL3IX" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "topband topband" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 7:57 AM
> Subject: Re: Topband: Shunt Fed Tower-Need Parts
> > Hi Marc,
> > I have been using a SteppIR for top loading for nearly 7 years. There
> > is no problem with doing this.
> > I also took the step of grounding all elements to the boom to mazimise
> > the loading. For some reason the SteppIR elements are floating when the
> > antenna leaves the factory.
> > 73, Greg, ZL3IX
> > On 2010-09-27 07:19, Marc Wullaert ON4MA wrote:
> >> Ed,
> >> I'm not shure but is it good to have a Steppir as toploading for 160m.
> >> What
> >> about the high voltages
> >> on the steppir motors and controlbox when you shuntfeed the tower ?
> >> Marc ON4MA
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> >> From: "Edward Sylvester"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> To: "topband topband"<email@example.com>
> >> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:13 PM
> >> Subject: Topband: Shunt Fed Tower-Need Parts
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