Before you start drilling and blasting try a squeeze with a pair of pliers
on the sides where the indent is. A little side to sided twisting of the
inner piece of tubing and it will come right out. Run a rat tail file over
the indented lip to smooth it flush with the inner surface before reassembly
and don't Hulk Hogan the clamp! As added insurance a small hole drilled
through the clamp and tubes and a stainless screw work well.
----- Original Message ----- >
> > 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.
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