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Re: Phillips Tech Dish Problem


Mine does just that. They do pull together nicely when the bolt is 
inserted. I used pliers to get the nut started. And currently I am using a 
hose clamp so that I could slide the tube with its helix back and forth. No 
distortion of the back plate was noticed. And the tension keeps the feed 
tube centered.

Nice to be back home after all of last week. But the power to my Down 
converter is gone. Have to check that out this weekend.

Jerry, W6IHG

At 06:04 PM 9/18/2001 -0400, 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
>Barry Hawkes N1BAN
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Dr. Jerry R. Pixton, PIXOS Designs LLC

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