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Re: Topband: SP test - Awful condx

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Subject: Re: Topband: SP test - Awful condx
From: Gary and Kathleen Pearse <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:45:21 -0900
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Poor also from Fairbanks, Ak. Listened both nights off and on. But in the end 
it was the burning end of my Inv-L that called timeout. 

Apparently my coated stranded wire had a covering defect at the far end where 
it was suspended in a tree…the voltage node melted the pull-up rope and down it 
came/SWR shot up/amp went into safe mode (Alpha 8410). 

And this was at -12F with everything covered with hoar frost. I’ve never had 
this happen before (I thought ice was a good insulator) but now I know what to 
look for at rebuild.

73, Gary NL7Y
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