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Stu, I like this idea! Nice, simple, genial and also funny and
Congrats, Augusto HB9TZA
Il 30/08/2018 18:15, Stu C ha scritto:
HF push on PL-259 Adapters are quite good for "hands free"
disconnects of coax.
I had one short horizontal coax run that had a push fit plug at
one end and an earthed plate below, I had paracord to the push
connector to tug it free without touching, when the static and
crashes built up to the "you're next!" level I'd pull the cord,
disconnect the antenna and have the down feed rest on the earthed
plate, real easy to get wide separation that way.
I always get negative comments on-line if I mention this daft idea
but for a $/£2 mod it works OK.
On 30/08/2018 16:46, Kriss Kliegle wrote:
No pix handy, but copper sheet, bulkhead
connectors of UHF and N type with a weather resistant cover.
Massive copper braided strap going to ground rod.
Tower has ground rod on each anchor (three) and three more at
base, one for each leg. I guess quick disconnect may not be the
right term, but they can be disconnected quite fast during a
pending storm! lol
Yes, one has to disconnect the antennas LONG before storm
arrives. The PL-259's do snap with static discharge since my HF
wire antennas utilize no baluns. Open DC circuit as seen on the
connector ends. The N connectors are on the VHF/UHF antennas,
haven't seen them snap, but there is a cap and/or coil across
the base of those antennas.
73 Kriss KA1GJU