Noll, W9RN, posed the original question, not I. I support the upgrade.
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Subject: Re: [Towertalk] KT34XA QUESTION
> I don't think you can just use the new dimensions. There are other
changes (mechanical) which can affect trap resonant frequencies. A
call to Mike at M2 will give you all the info you need.
> I have had several 34's & 34XA's, and now have a KT36XA. Believe me,
if you saw the mechanical improvements on the new stuff, you'd
upgrade. Far superior.
> If you don't upgrade, I suggesst you pop rivet the shorting straps
at the outboard end of the trap assembly (15 m section). Drill and use
a small rivet on the bottom side at both ends of the strap. I found
this to be the worst mechanical connection in the old design. I would
NOT recommend riveting anything on the capacitor tubes, due to
> Tony, K1KP
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