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:


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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.





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