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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: SteppIR in Ice Storm

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: SteppIR in Ice Storm
From: VR2BrettGraham <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 01:44:58 +0000
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N5OT asked:

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?

No, but I concur with LA5HE.

The extended BeCu strip would only make things heavier.  The far end floats
within the fiberglass tube, so the strip cannot provide any support.

The fiberglass bits are quite robust. I often hear the strip in my dipole reasonating
in the wind whilst the tubes aren't visibly vibrating. Retraction could only help
things in serious inclement weather, IMHO.

73, VR2BrettGraham


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