I strongly support doing the M2 upgrade. It replaces those plastic linear
supports with bullet proof aluminum blocks. Makes the antenna very rugged and
should last a long time. Phil KB9CRY
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> Not a job for the faint of heart......cleaning 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
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
> and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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