[TowerTalk] Re: Antenna element vibration damping - How

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Sun Aug 10 12:01:44 EDT 2003

In a message dated 8/9/03 4:03:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
tony.kaz at verizon.net writes:

> Okay, I'll bite. Who makes antennas that won't vibrate in the wind and have
>  failure of the elements without using a rope?

    Element dampening is needed due to the vibrations set up by low wind 
speeds. This is from the elements being basically the same size from end to end. 
Force 12 uses an aggressive taper schedule that starts out big and tapers 
quickly, thus eliminating the low wind speed vibrations. 

Steve     K7LXC

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