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RE: Stronger Antenna?
To: "'CRTech'" <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: RE: Stronger Antenna?
From: "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:45:06 -0700
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No such high power antennas at the site.   Just microwave, communications, and low power translators.    Maybe a high power antenna would last better, but we’re running less than 30 watts.




From: Matthew Chambers [mailto:mchambers@showmeham.info]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [CRTech] Stronger Antenna?


Anyone at that site using ESI rototillers? They have deicers and radomes available for their antennas?



Matthew Chambers, CBT, NR0Q
       Macon County Office Of Emergency Management

Sent from my Android powered Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.


On May 25, 2017 1:34 PM, "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com> wrote:

We’re using the Nicom BKG77 medium power broadband circular antenna at a site where the antenna lasted less than two years.   First the mount bent, then an element was sheared off by heavy ice and wind.   Not falling ice, there is nothing above this antenna.


I’m not saying it isn’t a durable antenna, it’s just that this one site is especially brutal.  Very heavy icing and winds well over 100 mph are typical.   Many of the other antennas at the site were also damaged this past winter.


Is there a more durable antenna we could replace it with?




Bill Hurne

Chief Engineer

The Pilgrim Radio Network

775-883-5647 x18

PR_finalJ 728X90

    Western Inspirational Broadcasters, Inc





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