[TowerTalk] force-12 assembly
George T. Daughters
Fri, 6 Nov 1998 08:59:54 +0008
ok, i'll add my 0.02 worth. i bought a new c-3 a few years ago;
they were pretty new at the time. i assembled it according to the
markings on the elements and the manual. it went together perfectly.
i didn't rivet the outer element bits (the optional-length tuning
bits) because i didn't want it and me to go up and down the tower
many times. i had the good fortune of living about 1.5 miles away
from n6bt, so i went to his house and bothered him in person about
how he thought i should set it. he said "use the settings in the
book." i used the settings in the book, riveted the elements, and
took it up the tower. it worked like the book said it would work.
last winter i replaced it. why? i wanted some gain and directivity
on 40m. i got a c4sxl. it gave me no problems. it's up and
some day, i'll get a bigger tower, and more force-12 antennas. no,
i'm not related to tom, and he's since moved away, probably to avoid
"drop-in eyeball tech support calls!"
George T. Daughters, K6GT
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