6 EQUIPMENT RECOVERY
When preparing to recover the antenna wire elements,
unclip them from the balun and clip them to the mast,
or a stake, so you have something to give you tension
to pull or roll against. Preparation for movement is the
exact reverse sequence of erection. Lower the balun
slowly, because there is a heavy mass of wires, coax,
etc. If time permits, they should be let down some,
and then pulled away some more. The wire sequence of
rollup is 4 -3, 4 -3, 2-1 on each of the reels.
The halyard and weak link can be rolled right over the
top of the wires on one of the antenna element spools.
PERFORM AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE
The following steps are necessary to ensure that the radio, transmission line, and antenna are in
the shell to the center conductor of each side of the arrestor - Open Circuit. (b) From the center of one to
the center of the other connector - Open Circuit.
2. The next step is to test the radiating elements of the antenna.
3. Lower the Balun and disconnect the radiating elements from one side.
Figure 2. Antenna radiating element electrical diagram.