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RF Squirrels

RF Squirrels

What are RF Squirrels? RF Squirrels are tiny little animals that love to eat RF carrying conductors. Conductors such as coax, twin lead, etc.... This weekend I was working on my 40/80 Meter dipole. I wanted to get it up another 2 meters or so, as the 'winter storm' of October 2011 did some tree trimming for me and I can reach up another 6-8 feet with a throw line. It's only up about 25 feet, a little low! When I pulled the center insulator down with the coax feed line, the coax was chewed and/or pecked in several locations. [insert pictures] I even saw some center conductor damage.

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