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Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171 Posts : 342 Times Thanked : 28 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : NORTH LONDON Equipment Used : original President Lincoln, Midland 8001XT, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna, use a AMP ofcourse I do sometimes Age : 62
Subject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:50 am
Gainmaster are known to flap about in the wind the main problem is when people put them up they put them on poles that are too short ,the poleneeds to bend slightly to take the strain off the Gainmaster otherwise they are known to snap in very high winds, I've had mine up for about 3 years with no problems cos I put up in this way, I haven't got a video of mine but here is two of my radio mate Mark's Gainmaster doing the wind dance to show if put up right there OK
Call Sign : 56-CT-004 Posts : 40 Times Thanked : 3 Join date : 2019-08-23 QTH or Location : TUUSLA- FINLAND Equipment Used : ft-450d-mc kinley - cobra 19dxeu- lincoln+2 - superstar lord - grant 2 - tti hand held- alan42- crt mike cb - zodiac 68 hunting radio hand held- and few PMR 2 Age : 52
Subject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:46 am
Mine has done ok for around 15mths and like the post Nubster said, the pole has to be right size to let it take some strain of the Gainmaster when its very stormy, snow storm with wet snow was even ok, here in Finland our winter storms are a good test for antenna of all kinds, have a willson up on the roof for local radio, mag mount as the roof is metal, does very well for up to 30km ,