Antenna Werks - Final Inspection
Having just completed the machining of this whip assembly for another ham, I'm giving it a final inspection to see that it it is up to standards. I use a similar whip assembly on my own mobile, and it has proven to be a winning combination.
The foundation for this whip assembly, is a fiberglass tapered whip covered in 304 stainless steel braid, and all components are joined together with low-temperature silver-solder. The caphat is machined from 6061 T6 aluminum for the hub, and 304 stainless steel for the loops, the caphat is secured to the whip with stainless steel fasteners.
After conducting tests with this same style whip on my mobile, I am more than pleased with how this whip/caphat assembly performs as part of a highly efficient antenna system.