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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Texas Aggie - I bend my hooks after I strip the cable. The length of the hooks = feed gap length. The reason is that the feed gap counts as part of your lobe length. Therefore by bending the hooks in the end you remove that length from the lobe itself but it gets added back in the soldering stage due to the feed gap. If you had no feed gap at all you would need to add a little wire for your hooks.

The arc isn't too critical. Just be sure it doesn't touch the adjacent lobe.

When I look at your video, your problem appears to be external interference. Perhaps a pulsed transmission? I can't tell. Your video is rock solid and then suddenly loses the frame sync. This would indicate an outside source.

-Alex
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