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Re: cross yaqis



Bill,

At 08:58 PM 8/19/00 -0200, William Fry wrote:
>Hi out there, anyone know of a real good way to stop coax from breaking
>in the heavy strain area where the coax comes off the back of the cross
>yaqi. I have a piece of wood there but it still breaks under the long
>hot sun and ice in winter etc. It has broken twice now, using 4XL flexi,
>both pieces are 10 ft. long. Thanks in advance, Bill, VO1OR.

I went to the home implement store and bought a length of the butyl hose 
used to connect a downspout with a drain field.  It is flat when not 
carrying water, and works quite well as strain relief when paralleled with 
the feed line for about 3 feet, on the inside of the arc, but shorter than 
the coax.  I fix   the ends to the mast with a stainless hose clamp, and to 
the lower end of the coax with 4 black wire ties.

73, Mike

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