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Re: [TowerTalk] KLM KT34A cleaning

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] KLM KT34A cleaning
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 07:30:21 EST
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Not a job for the faint of KLM tubes and straps.

What I have found works best, is to use a VERY fine grade of sandpaper inside 
the curved part of the strap and on the outside of the tube.  To make a 
better electrical connection where the strap contacts the tube I inserted a 
short stainless steel screw.  Do NOT do this on the capacitor tubes or you may 
wind up with a short.

Another thing you might do is to wrap the fiberglass spacers with electrical 
tape to minimize the effects of the sun on the fiberglass, or cover it with 
liquid electrical tape.

Or, you can spring for around $300 to buy the upgrade kit from M2, which I 
have heard is a good investment.

Bill K4XS

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