[Public-List] Mast Refurbishment

Gordon Laco mainstay at csolve.net
Fri Mar 6 04:42:22 PST 2020

The zip-tie cure was a perfect solution in our mast…

Gordon Laco
426 Surprise

> On Mar 6, 2020, at 6:54 AM, Michael via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> >What should I be doing now that the mast is down and I can work on it
> >easily?
> My Brother-In-law, a lifer in the Army Signal Corps, was pretty insistent I change out the co-ax when he saw I had the mast down on Checkmate. SOP for the Army to do that anytime any sort of maintenance issue rears up.
> Apparently water intrusion is guaranteed to happen over time, and that affects signal efficiency.
> Michael Grosh
> #220
> P.S. I may have seen it in the maintenance manual, or maybe here years past, but bundling the wires in the mast with zip ties every 3 or 4 feet, leaving the tails intact, controls wire slap in the mast. Elegant solution, I thought. The mast originally had foam rubber spaced all up and down the insides-on Checkmate, anyway. How they were positioned, and how to get them out, I leave for others to ponder.  MG
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