I got hit by the ice storm Sunday and it left my
antenna mast frozen in place. Thank goodness I have a
SteppIR beam. Since it was aimed toward the southwest,
I have been able to work NE and SW just by hitting the
180 degree button on the controller and turning the
antenna electrically which is all I can do until this
No ill effects at all from the ice. The elements
drooped no more than a conventional beam would have
under similar circumstances. I expected some detuning
from the ice but noticed none.
73, Dave, N4KZ
--- ragnar otterstad <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> <email@example.com> skrev: > Roger said about is
> StepIR with ice on it:
> > > The elements were not retracted and were set for
> > 20 meters.
> > >From what I know about these antennas, this might
> > actually have contributed
> > to the survival of the antenna. Would anyone else
> > care to make wildly
> > unsubstantiated comments?
> > N5OT
> I fail to see why a thin tapestrip of BeCu could
> contribute to the survival of the antenna. My bet is
> on the glasfiber !
> 73 rag LA5HE
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