4-16. Removal and Replacement
of Antenna Wire.
If one antenna
wire is worn,
or broken, both should be replaced. The instructions in a and b below cover remov-
al and replacement of both 220-foot pieces of antenna wire.
If the antenna is connected to a radio, make certain the radio operator has
disconnected the antenna rf cable from the radio before entering the roped-
off rf radiation hazardous area to replace the antenna wire.
(1) After making certain the radio operator has disconnected the antenna rf
cable from the radio, disconnect the two antenna wires
connected to the antenna
on the balun
(2) Untie the halyard
from the cleat
on the balun and lower the ter-
minating resistor box
to the base of the mast.
(3) Disconnect the antenna wire Loops from the snaphooks on the four lanyards
connected to antenna stakes A, B, C and D (para b(6) below). Remove the four
conductor splices at the lanyards.
(4) Remove the two conductor splices
from the antenna wires connected to
. Remove the antenna wires from the
the terminating resistor box connectors
terminating resistor box