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Steppir omlaag erg veel geluk bij een ongeluk

Vanmiddag  zou ik de mobiele Versa mast omlaag brengen de Steppir eruit.
De mast gaat in de RSGB 4M contest gebruikt worden dit weekeinde en daarna nog eens in de Juni 6M contest.
Het waaide wel wat . Ik had 2 tuien voor en achter aan de Steppir boom hij kon vrij draaien om de rotor niet te belasten. Had de Versa op de laagste stand gedraaid  toen de Steppir wel heel erg scheef ging hangen.
Voor dat ik iets kon doen knikte de rotorbuis geheel de Steppir viel omlaag...
Kabel Tireps sprongen eraf kwam op een vlierboompje terecht de elementen stonden krom.
Enorm schrikken.  Stront mazzel niets kapot beetje schrammen op de glasvezel buizen.
Zelfs de coax en stuurkabel onbeschadigd. Alleen het 6m element wat krom.

Gelukkig was de mast op de laagste stand  en was ik er bij.  Dit had  heel anders kunnen aflopen.

De oorzaak: de alu rotorbuis was half doorgezaagd door de U beugels die niet geheel vast  waren gemaakt  opzettelijk  omdat deze rotor niet meedraait maar blokkeert  en te licht is voor de Steppir.
De voortdurende draaiingen in de wind hebben de buis perfect door gezaagd..
Haast definitief omlaag dus ..
Bij demontage  bleken de rubber tules ook bij mij gescheurd te zijn maar nog geen inwater sporen.

While I just winched down the Versa tower to dismantle the antenna.
The Steppir suddenly was hanging very skewed and then immediate collapsed down when rotor pipe broke.
The U clamps had sawn the pipe half way by the constant turning in the winds.
 No damage but a few scratches!
 I was a lucky bastard that this did not happen in the high position   

I have seen WSPR became of interest to the 6m community on the KST chatbox
For  50MHz  TEP propagation mode finally!
TEP  here in JO33 only with ES extension in May June it could happen.
But those TEP signals sometimes are very weak and could be very well decoded by WSPR I guess.


The last decodes on the Steppir with half sawn top pipe... 28 was good
de laatste 12uur 28MHz  WSPR  decodes  de band was weer helemaal ok√©..  opvallend late decodes door VK7AB  ook met 1W later lukte het.
 2012-03-30 11:40  PA0O  28.126036  -23  0  JO33hg  1  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126053  -7  1  JO33hg  5  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84 
 2012-03-30 11:38  PA0O  28.126036  -22  0  JO33hg  1  VK7AB  QE37ne  16905  84 
 2012-03-30 06:48  PA0O  28.126056  -15  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126056  -18  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126056  -18  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 06:36  PA0O  28.126056  -27  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 07:12  PA0O  28.126056  -13  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126056  -17  0  JO33hg  5  VK3XPT  QF22nd  16426  78 
 2012-03-30 07:04  VK2KRR  28.126176  +7  0  QF34mr  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126048  -6  0  JO33hg  5  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2012-03-30 06:54  VK2KRR  28.126176  +9  0  QF34mr  2  PA0O  JO33hg  16351  316 
 2012-03-30 06:36  PA0O  28.126068  -26  0  JO33hg  5  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126067  -27  0  JO33hg  5  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126067  -19  0  JO33hg  5  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126067  -17  0  JO33hg  5  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62 
 2012-03-30 06:48  PA0O  28.126067  -24  0  JO33hg  5  VK2UB  QF59vk  16248  62 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126074  -26  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 06:24  PA0O  28.126075  -26  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 07:14  VK2XN  28.126071  -22  1  QF59ar  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
 2012-03-30 06:48  PA0O  28.126074  -24  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 06:36  PA0O  28.126074  -17  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126073  -12  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 06:32  VK2XN  28.126071  -9  1  QF59ar  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16119  322 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126074  -9  0  JO33hg  5  VK2XN  QF59ar  16119  64 
 2012-03-30 06:36  PA0O  28.126076  -18  -1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126077  -6  0  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126076  -8  -1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 06:48  PA0O  28.126068  -18  -1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126068  -12  1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 07:12  PA0O  28.126073  -7  -1  JO33hg  5  VK5AKK  PF94ix  15791  81 
 2012-03-30 10:48  PA0O  28.126063  -5  0  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 10:50  PA0O  28.126062  -5  0  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126060  -8  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126061  -13  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 05:48  PA0O  28.126061  -21  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 06:24  PA0O  28.126061  -19  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 11:16  PA0O  28.126059  -1  0  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 11:14  PA0O  28.126060  -3  0  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 11:04  PA0O  28.126060  -5  0  JO33hg  1  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 06:48  PA0O  28.126060  -13  0  JO33hg  5  VK6XT  OF86td  14304  97 
 2012-03-30 06:58  VK6BN  28.126156  -16  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 
 2012-03-30 07:24  PA0O  28.126049  -15  0  JO33hg  5  VK6BN  OF88ac  14046  96 
 2012-03-30 07:30  VK6BN  28.126156  -14  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 
 2012-03-30 07:36  PA0O  28.126049  -16  0  JO33hg  5  VK6BN  OF88ac  14046  96 
 2012-03-30 07:08  VK6BN  28.126156  -12  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 
 2012-03-30 07:18  VK6BN  28.126156  -17  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 
 2012-03-30 07:00  PA0O  28.126049  -12  0  JO33hg  5  VK6BN  OF88ac  14046  96 
 2012-03-30 06:42  VK6BN  28.126156  -17  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 
 2012-03-30 07:40  VK6BN  28.126156  -17  0  OF88ac  5  PA0O  JO33hg  14046  316 






































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