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Re: Phillips Tech Dish Problem



Barry:

I had the same problem; the clamps are slightly smaller
before first use. I used a pair of ChannelLock pliers to
squeeze the clamps together. I think I also used a C clamp
on a second antenna we have. Either way, you won't damage
anything and once having been clamped, they come apart and
go back together much more easily the second time.

Art, N3OY


Barry Hawkes JR wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Has anyone had this problem?  I am assembling a Phillips-Tech SPG-36
> dish parabolic antenna and find that the feed tube clamps do not sit
> flush when inserted into the slots in the reflector base. As a result
> they are angled and spread too far apart to clasp the feed tube and
> allow a bolt to be inserted through the feed tube and feed tube clamps.
> 
> I am reluctant to use brute force to either 1. bend the clamps or 2.
> insert the clamps into the reflector and then use force to pull the
> clamps together and risk distorting the reflector plate.
> 
> Phillips has not seen this problem and will send me new clamps but I
> would like to know if others have had this problem and how they resolved
> it.
> 
> Barry Hawkes N1BAN
> bhawkes@mediaone.net
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