I have the same antenna. It fell and broke a bunch of stuff. I called them, they refused any money, had the parts to me in less than one week.
You just don't see that kind of service anymore. I also put up a comet 300 antenna while waiting for parts and it was no match for the OPEK, the Opek got far more range and far better ears.
Do seal all joints well, mine cracked on the top piece when dropped (I fixed it myself), I didn't see it, it got a lot of water and ruined the caps. They sent new ones free. Prior to that, I had it all sealed and had zero water problems, it's a must do and the only fault I could find with the antenna. The guts of the antennas are all prety much the same. Mine has taken 50 MPH winds and continous 45 MPH winds with no problem.
For the price, it's a lot of antenna. Some bad talk them, but if sealed, they are as good as any other and over 2 times less than the same model the compitition makes.
My Best, John
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