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Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 Posts : 109 Times Thanked : 7 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : CRT SS 6900N, home-made antennas, DX-300 for SWL
Subject: Re: Very high winds Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:43 am
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 I'd swap being worriless with having the permission to run an antenna outside above my roof line any day though.
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?
Joking aside, hope everyone stays safe and doesn't sustain any major damage in the forthcoming high winds.
Call Sign : 26-CT-4027 Posts : 24 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-03-05 QTH or Location : Liverpool Equipment Used : SS 7900
Subject: Re: Very high winds Wed 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.
Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA Posts : 874 Times Thanked : 24 Join date : 2019-11-19 QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A.
Subject: Re: Very high winds Thu 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.
Call Sign : 26CT763 Posts : 1947 Times Thanked : 53 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Manchester Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack Age : 47
Subject: Re: Very high winds Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:44 pm
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.
Call Sign : M0GVZ / 26CT1760 Posts : 369 Times Thanked : 23 Join date : 2019-11-13 QTH or Location : IO94SA Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike Age : 50
Subject: Re: Very high winds Fri 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.