Large Antenna Wind Loading

K2UA at K2UA at
Thu Nov 21 22:48:01 EST 1996

I have installed a large KLM 6 el. 20M antenna.

I am using the large Create RC5B3 rotator and still have some trouble with
stalling in heavy wind.

The antenna stalls because the front of the boom is much longer than the back
and therefore not WIND balanced.

I have heard that someone has discovered how to WIND balance this antenna by
adding plastic sheet to the boom at the appropriate spot.

Does anyone know how to do this or have the needed information or any other
ideas on how to solve this problem?


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