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Subject: [TowerTalk] RE: (TowerTalk) Re: Antenna element vibration damping -How
From: (Dale L Martin)
Date: Sun Aug 10 00:36:35 2003

> Also with rivets it makes it difficult to dismantle
> elements if you ever need to.
> 73 gl Jim SM2EKM
> ----------------------------------------------------------

I've got to disagree with you, Jim.

I took apart a Force 12 C4 a year or so ago.

It was a no-brainer reducing the element lengths to where they and the boom
pieces would fit in the back of my Saturn SC2 (coupe) for the 50 mile drive

I used a drill to drill out the rivets.  It all went very quickly and

Most of the rivets dropped right out of their holes into the element.  A few
had to be followed up with a light tap of a center punch.  I selected a
drill bit such that the hole would not be enlarged.  They weren't.

You can have and keep using your hose clamps.

Gimme rivets any day!

dale, kg5u


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