Designed to work in a limited space or as the perfect compliment to an antenna farm. I found out that there was a short between the center terminal and shell of the connector I had soldered onto the antenna. It is a double wall section for added strength. It will pay dividends to check and perhaps redo this each year with your annual inspection and maintenance. This is particularly true if the antenna is to be significantly elevated.
Please click next button to view more images. Place the Main Section on a flat surface. You can also find other images like images wiring diagram, images parts diagram, images replacement parts, images electrical diagram, images repair manuals, images engine diagram, images engine scheme, images wiring harness, images fuse box, images vacuum diagram, images timing belt, images timing chain, images brakes diagram, images transmission diagram, and images engine problems. More than half of the wires to the tuning bars have broken. If you elect to side mount, be certain your pole extends above the roof line to allow clearance for the Counterpoise hoop. High power operation outside the specified bands using a tuner can damage the antenna.
A tuning diagram can be found in the links on this page. If not, they are overtightened and the U-bolts should be loosened. Guys are a form of insurance, however, which we recommend. Once the thin earth wire starts to strip it usually comes easily as long as a steady firm pressure is applied and sudden jerks are avoided. The longest wire attaches to the tuner rod on the longer standoff.
As you can see most of my problems originate with getting the signal into the house. The antenna went together very easily. Tie a temporary knot in the Dacron cord to the ring terminal on the wire extension. Rotate this pair until they line up with the Mid tuner rods without the extenders. The Titan is a respectable 25' tall and weighs a solid 25 pounds.
My suggestions: Use a totally different coax cable to connect to the antenna just to see if something is wrong with the one your are using. The Counterpoise hoop replaces the conventional radials of a ground mounted vertical. Several good points in the latest reply. While the antenna is advertised as no-tune, two of the tuner bars are variable length, and the counterpoise is set for 40 meters. A driveway or patio surface is ideal. You should be able to do the entire job with no help at all. Seems it was either over powered or maybe even hit by lightening.
The Titan manual is a bit lacking when it comes to detailed information on exactly where to place some of the parts. Assume all such wires to be power lines and deadly. Even then I have my doubts. The rods are positioned between the standoffs using gravity and limit screws. It is recommended that you use the minimum necessary power for the measurement. Place the bracket against the Lower Section in between the two sets of screws at the base.
Walk it down alone and it works with very little effort. The manual indicates that this counterpoise must be avoided during transmission. After assembly, I took these photos to document the locations and had tech support view and verify that everything was correct. On return to Valdez in May, 1999 it was discovered that not only had the same screw departed again but prior to its departure one of the spade lugs had broken and all of the various standoff insulators had also slipped. It is recommended that you select a very heavy gauge steel pipe. Drawings are by hand and sparse. First, please excuse my artistic abilities.
When lowering the antenna jus walk it down with hands over head rather than trying to lower with a rope on the back end. Make sure it will sleeve over your support pipe, if it is not large enough slit the pipe lengthwise and slide it over your pipe. Any suggestions are appreciated John, you have an excellent antenna. I can say I didn't expect both coax shields to attach in the middle at the feedpoint and nothing else. My old one had served me well for many years and it was a used antenna when I got it. Insert a screw attaching these terminals to the Counterpoise rod. In conclusion, I do not claim this as my design.
Purists may wish to add an inch and a half to allow for the knots at the support points at each end. Proper positioning can be achieved by making sure the bottom of these two Mid tuner rods are in the same plane as the tops of your Lower tuner rods. To say the least, I believe most vertical antennas are a compromise to begin with. After it leave the hole is when you need to solder on your connector. Stay away from power lines, they are life threatening. It should be guyed if it is ever subject to more than minimal wind gusts.