W2/Blueberry 40M repair

The RHR team made repairs to a broken Force 12 2EL 40M antenna at the W2/Blueberry site. This antenna sits 12’ above a WARC antenna on 20’ mast, the repair was done @ 80’ on the tower. The rivets holding the element plate to boom became loose which caused the balun pigtails to break.
Here is a video of the problem:

 

 

The 40M and WARC antenna flipped vertically to reach balun on 40M.

 

Balun pigtails broken from the loose rivets on the element plate causing the twisting movement.