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Steppir Surge Protection
Modification step 1) remove 2 screws
Modification step 2) open case
Modification step 3) cut wire
Modification step 4) snap case together then replace 2 screws
Modification step 5) Test for NO continuity between pin 1 and case with ohm meter.
ICE 348 surge protection in the shack (Steppir control wires at top and use top 2 ICE 348 modules)
Modification to the Boom Truss on the 4 Element Steppir
From the Steppir Yahoo forum. Date: 7-Nov-2004, Re: based on misc posts (e.g 3212, 3213, 3226, 3234, 4047)
noticed the thimbles on the boom truss (the 2 attached to the boom) had
flipped a little and the phillytran was cut about 1/3 of the way thru on
one. The other one didn't appear to be as damaged but had slipped/stretched
a bit and almost coming out of the second cable clamp. I was able to make
due for now with the extra cable. The clamps are installed per the manual
but maybe I need to get the first clamp a little closer to the thimble, it
was about 1/4 inch
(#3213 Dean)…I just received my 4el last week. Looking at the assembly manual I noticed that every picture of the cable clamps showed them being installed upside down. The saddle of the clamp should never go on the cut or 'dead end'. The way to remember is 'Never saddle a dead horse'.
(#3234 Mike)…We sure appreciate the research and help on getting the Phillystran terminations correct. Effective immediately we will supply enough clamps to put 4 per termination and also change our manual to reflect the correct way to do it. Anyone needing additional clamps please send an e-mail and we will get them to you free of charge. Our apologies for not getting it right the first time.