[amsat-bb] Re: M-Squared Eggbeater woes

Bill Howell bhowell at mail.utexas.edu
Fri Dec 17 18:17:43 PST 2010


I re-read your email and realized you were asking how the *fiberglass  
rod* connects to the balun case.
The manual shows the balun case/support rod as one item, so I don't  
know how the rod is secured.
My guess is that it's a force-fit into the delrin ring at the top of  
the balun.
I can send you a scan of the manual, or some pictures of my eggbeater  
if that would help.

The loops are secured with Allen screws at their bottom. They take a  
3/32 Allen wrench to tighten them (I just checked
this on my Eggbeater).
You might want to make sure there's no ice in the hex hole, or the  
wrench won't get a good bite.
Let me know if you need a copy of the manual and I'll email it.

Bill N5AB

On Dec 17, 2010, at 2:16 PM, George Henry wrote:

>> From the ground, I can see that the fiberglass support rod for the  
>> loops on my
> 2-meter M2 Eggbeater has separated from the center housing, and the  
> loops are
> now bobbing around in the wind.
> Before I even *think* about climbing up there to fix it or put  
> something else in
> its place in the middle of a Chicago winter, can anyone provide any  
> details on
> how the rod attaches to the housing? (photographs would be even  
> better)  It's
> been up there a while, and my memory of the construction has faded....
> George, KA3HSW
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