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► Storm Damages Local Beacons
The beacon antennas crashed to the ground last Thursday during a wind microburst
at the AWA. I just found this out minutes ago. See the attached image.
The transmitters are turned off. I’m not sure what damage
to the antennas has occurred (if any) but I think the 10gig waveguide is probably ruined, and possibly the slot antenna for 10, as well.
The mast is bent double and will have to be replaced so I think if nothing electronic is broken, it will still be a while before we hear
the beacons again.
I’m going to have a look at the situation as soon as I can and will give an update when
I can. ☹
73, Dave K2DH
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