[CQ-Contest] 15m Yagi question

Randy Thompson k5zd at outlook.com
Thu Dec 10 13:47:48 EST 2020

My 155CA and 205CA antennas have bends on almost every element and they continue to work just fine.  I have several elements where the last piece has a bend like you describe.  It doesn't look great visually, but still seems to work people.

Randy k5ZD

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] 15m Yagi question

Hello all,

I am re-furbishing part of the driven element for my 155CA. the element uses two sections of tubing. The part that goes into the insulator to the boom is 84 inches of 7/8 tubing swaged. No bends. The tip is also 7/8 inch swaged and has a bend about mid section. My question concerns the tip which was bent on its way down from the tower. Removing the tip would be quite a problem since no penetrox was used when it was installed. Does having a slight bend in the tip really affect its performance?


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