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PostSubject: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeTue Mar 09, 2021 9:42 pm

Hi all keep an eye out on your antenna's over the next few days we got a big storm coming winds up to 80mph over the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2021 1:00 am

Hi mate over here in Liverpool the winds are getting up and it is lashing with rain,
I have a silver rod on a pole ate the side of the house, 
Hope it falls down then I can replace it with a Antron 99.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2021 4:43 am

Chefsdead wrote:
Hi all keep an eye out on your antenna's over the next few days we got a big storm coming winds up to 80mph over the UK.

Not having to worry about the weather is one of the very few plus sides of being confined to run antennas in loft spaces Smile I'd swap being worriless with having the permission to run an antenna outside above my roof line any day though.

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Hi mate over here in Liverpool the winds are getting up and it is lashing with rain,
I have a silver rod on a pole ate the side of the house, 
Hope it falls down then I can replace it with a Antron 99.

Personally I'd go for a stronger looking built Maco V5000A or a Sirio 827, or maybe a strong built 7 element Yagi. Well I can dream can't I? Laughing

Joking aside, hope everyone stays safe and doesn't sustain any major damage in the forthcoming high winds.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2021 4:54 pm

The winds are calming down with the rain now, my silver rod stayed up."its only been up for a few weeks. I remember putting a five element beam in the loft on a rotator,it wasn't a great success.
Then I had another antenna in a massive tree in the garden, that was awesome for dxing.
I had the trees removed years ago
,so just have this wall mounted silver rod, and a couple of spare mag mounts,with Wilson antennas,as a back up.
"My ideal antenna would be something about ten foot long mounted to the chimney, all the base station antennas I looked at are far to long to mount on the roof for my liking.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2021 7:12 pm

Strong winds here at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeWed Mar 10, 2021 9:27 pm

All my beams will be OK thats the joy of a scam 12
Batten down the hatches hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 7:44 am

All still standing here after 90+mph gusts last night.
Still blowing but not as bad but always the same here overlooking the Irish sea.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 8:03 am

As my Granddaughter said to me on the phone this morning, "It's very Windy-Woo!"

Everyone thought I was a mad fool to have my antennas in the loft....... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 8:25 am

Morning Victor
Glad i put guy's on mine lol.
Be interesting to have a trip down the road as a guy i know has put a gainmaster up on his chimney on a 6ft pole no guy's wounder with if it's still up in one piece.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 8:38 am

Morning Alan mate.

Yes, the effort of those guy wires will have paid dividends. 👍

Fingers crossed for everyone else that they didn't receive any damage recently. Nothing more gutting than seeing your precious antenna hanging in a tangled and twisted state!
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 7:16 pm

Hope everyone weathered the winds?
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 7:18 pm

WE have them here now.... strangely warm winds...  Melting the snow really quick, That is not a good thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 10:44 pm

Hello Jeff,

Hope you don't get any flooding with the snow melting fast. It started snowing late afternoon, here in the Peak District, but it didn't settle. There is more forecast this weekend. Never usually amounts to much at this time of the year though.
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 10:46 pm

Got a leaky garage roof!  Snow should be off the roof by weekend. So I can go up and investigate.
Not going to be able to get to antennas for a while though.
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 10:50 pm

Hopefully it will be an easy repair, Jeff.👍 I bet you are looking forward to the end of winter, over there?
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 10:57 pm

Oh yes, mind you, it has been a mild winter this year. Never saw any -30 or -40 degree temps that we usually see.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeThu Mar 11, 2021 11:31 pm

I really am looking forward to the summer too. It cannot get here fast enough.👍
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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeFri Mar 12, 2021 5:19 pm

20 odd year old Imax 2000 on 21ft pole weathered the storm in it's usual manner - bent over at 45 degrees or more. Still looking OK now the wind has died down but my 10 year old Diamond white stick has a definite lean on. Analyser says it's OK and its getting into repeaters etc OK so I'll just leave it.

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PostSubject: Re: Very high winds    Very high winds  Icon_minitimeFri Mar 12, 2021 7:24 pm

Good stuff, Conor.👍
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