Another tip on using hose clamps - center the hose clamp gear over the slot
in the aluminum element so that the element is drawn towards the slot when
the gear clamp is tightened. And make sure to use a #6 full size gear clamp
for diameters like 1/2".
Jim W7RY wrote:
> Hose clamps and a single slot in the end of the aluminum were WAY BEFORE MFJ
> took over Telex-Hygain. The instruction sheet from 10 years ago for my TH7
> upgrade kit depicts the hose clamp replacement for the SS clamps.
> > Cushcraft provided hose clamps for this purpose, but
> > at least provided four slots in the outer tubing.
> > This gave the clamps a fighting chance to compress the
> > tubing enough to hold. Hygain only cut one slot, but
> > supplied a much stronger.............
> > 73 Mike N2MG
Doug Renwick VA5DX
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