Re: G5RV Replacement
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The Buckmaster OCF dipole is 135 ft long but requires a messenger cable for support. It allows hanging with some "slack" to allow for wind and removing a lot of stress from the wire. It covers 80/75, 40, 20, 17, 12, 10 and 6.
On Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 12:30 PM Ken Koch WA7KK <groups@...> wrote:
I've had a G5RV up for less than 18 months. In the winds last night the wires basically pulled apart at the one end where the wire and rope meet. I think that there was a loop there, but I don't recall. I had it mounted with good pulleys on both ends that were moving freely so there shouldn't have been too much strain on it. Basically the wire unraveled.