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PostSubject: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeMon Jan 22, 2024 11:22 am

Has anyone suffered any aerial damage, due to Storm Isha?

One of the legs of my 40m/20m inverted V fan dipole broke off. There was a brief lull in the weather, so I managed to fix it. 

I got away lucky, so far. 🤞 I have a feeling that many didn't. 🙄

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeMon Jan 22, 2024 11:48 pm

Hello Ian,

Glad you managed to get the damage sorted out.👍

I hope everyone else has managed to avoid any major damage.

73s John.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 12:00 am

Good to hear that you managed to repair your aerial. So far, no damage here.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 4:31 am

No damage this way. Storm Damage?  1f44d 

(Then again all my antennas are in the loft which was re-tiled not so long ago. Storm Damage?  1f606 Storm Damage?  1f609 )

I hope everyone else also fared well.Storm Damage?  1f91e.png?v=2.2

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 4:46 am

All ok here, I believe it was around force ten for a while, not unusual here but we do get 
some odd extra strong gusts that vortex off buildings across the road.
The 30foot Tennamast and VHF ants, 25foot alloy Spiderbeam mast with cobweb and ground mounted Hustler all ok.
All masts and the Hustler are guyed anyway and I could not be bother to lower the Tennamast for force ten.

You know the old saying, if it stayed up it was not big enough. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 5:00 am

Good to hear there Mike. Storm Damage?  1f44d 

If I had anything substantial erected that then fell into a neighbours garden I'd never hear the last of it and would probably be the talk of the village for years afterwards!

(My loft antennas may not be the best but their location assures a quiet life and bagged me worldwide FT8 contact.)

Oh, meant to thank you Mike. A while back I believe you had made mention of ferrites and mains filtering? I've since had a shack clean up over the winter, constructed a mains filter and slapped ferrites on wherever I could. The waterfall is much cleaner! Storm Damage?  1f44d

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 5:40 am

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Good to hear there Mike. Storm Damage?  1f44d 

If I had anything substantial erected that then fell into a neighbours garden I'd never hear the last of it and would probably be the talk of the village for years afterwards!

(My loft antennas may not be the best but their location assures a quiet life and bagged me worldwide FT8 contact.)

Oh, meant to thank you Mike. A while back I believe you had made mention of ferrites and mains filtering? I've since had a shack clean up over the winter, constructed a mains filter and slapped ferrites on wherever I could. The waterfall is much cleaner! Storm Damage?  1f44d

Glad the ferrites did the trick.

My Tennamast is up close to the house but about 6metres from one boundry.
The bass is approx a ton of concrete so the mast can stand freely if needed but the top section sways
far to much not to be guyed......if it did break I believe the top section should stay inside the boundry.

I have two sets of three guys on it, the top guys are 4mm steel rope attached the the rotator cage.
The lower set at the halfway mark are 3mm wire rope and all guys are anchored to 4foot long angle
iron stakes hammered into the clay here

If the forecast ever says storm 11, which we have had a few times, I normally lower the top section.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeTue Jan 23, 2024 3:43 pm

Half of g5rv errr shall we say now repaired need I say more dam wind and back down @ 30 foot

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeWed Jan 24, 2024 11:42 pm

Got a Hustler 5BTV ground mounted but it's guyed above the 20m trap so it was fine even though we had 70MPH gusts here.

I used to run a 10 metre Hilomast with a Hexbeam on and would forget to take it down and inevitably by the time I got home from work the wind would be too strong to drop it so it stayed up. That was guyed too and never had any issues.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 25, 2024 5:55 am

Storm Jocelyn was a no show here, force 8 max,  that was about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 25, 2024 12:42 pm

On my Moonraker HF80 vertical antenna, the second up fibreglass section snapped and completely knackered an expensive multiband HF antenna, not best pleased. Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 25, 2024 3:39 pm

Absolutely gutted for you there David and had hoped by most of the feedback seen here that everyone's antennas survived the worst or were easily repairable. Sad

I hope you get sorted and back on air as soon as you can.

Take it easy. Storm Damage?  1f44d 

73
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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 26, 2024 7:13 am

Storm Linda got my fibreglass vertical last year the hf-360 ???.
With a lawnmower in the old shack lol no idea how she did it but she does have this thing if it don't fit give it a harder push.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 26, 2024 7:55 am

Alan Pilot wrote:
Storm Linda got my fibreglass vertical last year the hf-360 ???.
With a lawnmower in the old shack lol no idea how she did it but she does have this thing if it don't fit give it a harder push.
Laughing I laughed so hard at that, bet you didn't though.

All antennas safe this way as have similar twig protection as Victor. Hope everyone here kept themselves safe.. antennas can be fixed and if not replaced, not quite the same with us humans.

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PostSubject: Re: Storm Damage?    Storm Damage?  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 26, 2024 9:25 am

Half my roof was missing it's tiles with all the sheets and battens exposed. 😧🫣

Not the storm, I'm having the roof re tiled. 👍🏼🤣

I was on Nights so escaped most of the stress but did get some concerned calls from the mrs 😁

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