Horizontal and elements rod kit
On the models with 4 and more elements, we use an horizontal tie-rods kit, to prevent bending in the horizontal plane. In the very long antennas this kit is absolutely essential to have no problems in crosswind conditions.. It is provided a central aluminum plate on which is applied an aluminum tube 3 mt long; this pipe connect the tie rods Kevlar. All it made of stainless steel and alluminium.
A “loop tie kit” is also provided for the elements with 40/30 mt band; inside the three elements with the 40/30 bands was inserted a loop consisting of 3mm Mastrant braid, in this way it is avoided to stress the various loops with the movements of the VTR rods in strong wind conditions. In addition to this, the elements are joined together, always using a 3 mm braid of Mastrant, and then fixed to the boom, which for this need is extended with 3 meters of aluminum tube diameter 40mm. All this gives stability of the pipes in adverse weather conditions.