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PostSubject: Gainmaster wind limits    Gainmaster wind limits  Icon_minitimeFri May 29, 2020 4:12 pm

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Just my new ( to me ) rig up with  with the gainmaster, but as you can see its going to be hard for me to use guy wires, so what winds can these things take unteatherd ?

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PostSubject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits    Gainmaster wind limits  Icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2020 8:24 pm

That should be fine without the need for guy wires. At least i hope so👍
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PostSubject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits    Gainmaster wind limits  Icon_minitimeTue Aug 04, 2020 6:17 am

Depends on the bracket screws into the wall i would think, the antenna can bend quite a lot in the wind.
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PostSubject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits    Gainmaster wind limits  Icon_minitimeTue 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 

https://youtu.be/v_kpgKaW5BM
https://youtu.be/ObNAtM_pDbI

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PostSubject: Re: Gainmaster wind limits    Gainmaster wind limits  Icon_minitimeWed 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 ,

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