[TowerTalk] If you have a F12 linear loaded antenna, you could have some trouble

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Fri Oct 3 18:30:22 EDT 2008

Howdy --
    I've had several occasions in the last several  months to fix an 
intermittent problem on Force 12 linear loaded antennas. It  turns out that all of 
them had rusted U-bolts that had deteriorated and caused  intermittent electrical 
contact. The U-bolts are the real little ones that  connect the linear loaded 
wires and the shorting wire. 
    You would be well advised to include checking them  during your annual 
inspection and probably replacing them. Ultimately they will  all fail. 
Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for hams
PS - You are doing an annual inspection aren't  you?!?

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