[amsat-bb] Re: why not to buy an M2 antenna
k8bl at ameritech.net
Tue Dec 10 10:32:44 PST 2013
I'm neutral on this topic, but I was curious if the M2 Manual mentioned
anything about maintenance. Here are the instructions:
There is no mention of maintenance. Of course, it would be a good idea
to check things out regularly. But, depending on where the antenna is
installed, it could be quite difficult to get to it once it's put up. I can't think
of anyone that actually does yearly maintenance on their antennas. My rule
of thumb is to anticipate what problems could occur and do what's necessary
to avoid them during the initial installation. I always use Coax-Seal and spray
the heck out of everything with clear Rustoleum.
GL, Bob K8BL
From: WA6FWF <wa6fwf at sbcglobal.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:01 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: why not to buy an M2 antenna
Might I ask what sort of preventative maintenance did you perform each year?
73 Kevin WA6FWF
On 12/10/2013 8:46 AM, Lizeth Norman wrote:
> Purchased a M2 436CP30. Had a failure of the switching block in less than 5
> years. White plastic cracked and allowed water to ingress to the switcher.
> Customer service?? No return call.
> Pics on request.
> Norm n3ykf
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