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[TowerTalk] KT34-XA over hall

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Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34-XA over hall
From: gdaught6@leland.Stanford.EDU (George T. Daughters)
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 14:15:34 +0008

Vitaly asked....

> 2 questions:
> 1. I've tried to start the work with the easiest element - 10m. Well,
> I've used the clamps supplied with the antenna (with a screw, not a
> house type) and now can not remove the tip tube (screw made a dent). Any
> ideas how to remove it?

Yes.  You have to drill out the dented region with a 1/4 inch drill; 
drill thorough both the inner and outer tubes.  Then with a bit of 
work and cursing you should be able to separate the tubes.

> 2. I have an upgrade kit for it. There is a CONDUCTIVE paste (by parts
> list description) comes with it. So, last night I've put my FLUKE's
> probes into it and it is NOT CONDUCTIVE!!! Yes, the mode switch was in
> the position to measure R. Any ideas why?

The stuff is probably conductive only when it's under compression.  
No matter... it will be under compression when you reassemble the 
antenna and clamp the tubes together.  The major function of the 
paste is to prevent the aluminum from oxidizing, making the 
electrical connection between the tubes pretty much weatherproof.

George T. Daughters, K6GT

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