[CQ-Contest] Adjusting Phillystran Truss so boom is level for DB36 Stepp
fritz at k4oaq.com
Wed Feb 13 12:41:19 EST 2019
And here I was wanting to avoid loosening & tightening those wire clips one more time …
I’m thinking wife up on the tower & me on the ground … do ya think that’ll work???
From: Tree [mailto:tree at kkn.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Adjusting Phillystran Truss so boom is level for DB36 Stepp
Getting it level is mostly to make it look good. There is very little impact to the strength.
HOWEVER, there is one thing that will have a huge impact to the strength that you are missing. I have an original Monster up and instead of using the 4 foot aluminum mast that you are attaching to the boom/mast plate - it will be much better to use the mast that you mount the antenna on instead.
The mast is much stronger - and also this eliminate a lot of load on your boom/mast clamps. It makes a huge difference. Of course - it means you have to adjust the boom guys with the antenna up in the air. Use a phone with your wife on the ground telling you how it looks (exactly what I did).
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