How to keep bond straps in good shape

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  1. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    2 done..Forgot i had a fibreglass type sheathing to help protect them and what they mount near..
    Thats two for my rear cab shocks so far.. 20220102_203003.jpg
     
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    Got frig all done but a mess on my kitchen table.. 20220102_203811.jpg

    Wish i had a solder pot for this,it would be so much quicker..
     
  4. buddyd157

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    ok in the pics, (to me) just ordinary "grounding" straps......
     
  5. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Yeap thats all it is..You can make your own or buy them..
    1" braided i got in a roll,bought some copper eyelets(lil to big but they will do the job)and i crimp,fill with solder then cover with the nylon sheathing and heat shrink on the ends..
     

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    Feels like it took forever and me arse is numb but i made 8 6" straps and 2 15"..Should be enough for some better bonding than what i have now...
     

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    Nice job. It would be interesting to see your analyzers before and after the bonding numbers.
     
  8. craig_sez

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    Planned to do it today but temps went from mid 40's down to half that and with the breeze half that again..Gonna have to wait till i can do it inside somewhere..
    What i got there will do rear cab shocks,2 on each door and door to firewall..Not see an easy axcess for cab to chassie up front..

    Im told im gettin a new trk in the next few months so im not gonna go nuts with it...
     
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    Not sure how much of a difference it will make to my analyzer results..My swr is (@ full power) still at or below 1.3ish,resonance is best on 40 vs better in the middle and im as extended as far as i can go..It may help some but im thinking it will make my ant more efficient and change the tx lobe pattern to be a lil more circular vs more like a cone off the tip..I always assumed it came off more like a half moon shape..
     
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    Ya, your swr is pretty decent already. I thought it would be interesting to see if the RL and reactance improves with the extra bonding.
     
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    Pretty much what im hopeing for as well..
    Just odd how i cant get my 10k to tune,a few 7ft skip shooters and i have my 102 on a 10" riser and get it to tune to a llwer freq..
    I even bought another 102 and went direct to my ant stud and same issue..So other than better bonding im stumped..
     
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