Lost element on SteppIR

Wind up to 9 Beaufort today. And after 2 years in the air (maybe 4 years because I bought this antenne second hand) one element fell off. I was lucky to discover it very quickly when I heard the rattling noise of the stretched copper wire. (While cleaning up the leaves in the garden). The element was OK, just 10m from the mast.

I hope the copper wire is not bent while retracting.

To replace the boots I found this link on the blog of PF5X:
http://pf5x.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/new-boots-for-the-steppir-antenna/
including datasheet.

 

 

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One Response

  1. Ok, het is wel een geweldige antenne zo een SteppIR. Wat een ding vergeleken met het huis er onder. Maar over de mechanische sterkte van diverse onderdelen heb ik zo mijn twijfels. Succes met het herstellen. 73, Bas

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