[amsat-bb] Re: Arrow antenna will not unscrew, help

Doug Kuitula ka8qcu at pasty.net
Wed Jun 2 16:32:43 PDT 2010

Do those red plastic tips come off? If so, you may be able to put some
penetrating oil the and wait for it to loosen things up.
 de Doug KA8QCU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Dzurilla" <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 11:03
Subject: [amsat-bb] Arrow antenna will not unscrew, help

> We are leaving today for Europe and of course I waited until the last
minute to take down my Arrow antenna, which has been mounted outside for
about a year.  But, when I attempted to unscrew the elements, they would not
budge, even after receiving a big dose of WD-40.  And the elements are not
that solid so it's not possible to use a great deal of force.
> Is there some trick to unscrewing these things?
> 73, Bill NZ5N (soon to be OM9ACA, look for me on AO-7)
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