[AMRadio] Ice Storm


Joe Crawford crawfish at surfmore.net
Sat Mar 8 21:09:37 EST 2008


I knew a guy who used a 30 amp variac to feed a 5 volt, 30 amp filament 
transformer on his quad driven element.Worked real good to melt the ice.
                                       Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Bruno - K2KI" <k2ki at starc.org>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ice Storm


> Not sure how that would work on the beam. I used to do something similar 
> on an old loop I had up. I would feed it with a filament xfrmr and 
> resistor. Lemme tell ya Mr. Bubby, you could see the ice fall from it. :-)
>
> 73, cul...
> Bob de k2ki
>
> doxemf at aol.com wrote:
>> I'm probably way off base here, but couldn't you feed power to the 
>> antenna and/or feedline at a non resonany frq. and heat it up. Shouldn't 
>> take much to loosen up the ice enough to easily break loose.
>>  Ya got to have some power but why wouldn't it work?
>>
>> Bill, KB3DKS.
>
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