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Re: [TowerTalk] Force12 rebuild

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force12 rebuild
From: N5KM - Kris <>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2019 16:53:59 -0600
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Hi Pete,

My 3 el 40m was also up many years. It came down when the boom to mast plate
failed. I found 1 snapped wire due to metal fatigue and many sheared off
rivets (not
due to the failed mast plate). When the plate failed the antenna came to
rest on the
Force12 5BA just below it.
What a mess.


Kris N5KM
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 22:14:16 -0500
From: N4ZR <>
To: TowerTalk <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force12 rebuild
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In fact, I believe F12 in later years made the 40M single-band antennas
(called the Delta line) with coils in place of the linear loading.? That
said, I had one up at 104 feet for 15 years with the original alumoweld
wire, and zero issues

73, Pete N4ZR
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