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Re: [TowerTalk] mystery tool and damaged 40m antennas

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] mystery tool and damaged 40m antennas
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:26:50 -0400
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K1TTT wrote:
> Take a look at the picture of the tool next to a pencil for size comparison:
> This tool was uniquely suited for one particular job while disassembling an
> ice and wind damaged 40m4lldd yagi.  Out of all the tools in all my various
> tool boxes this one stood out for this one specific task.
> Can you identify:
> 1. What it's original purpose(s) were? 
> 2. What it would be used for in a 40m yagi disassembly?
1.  It's a modern day, cheap, and more versatile replacement for what 
used to be called a "Church Key".  Not sure how it got that name.

2.   Prying the ends of split elements open.  Stick in saw slot and turn.
      It can even serve as a poor substitute for a screwdriver by 
squaring off the end (still opens cans)
       It's also good for prying clamps open or breaking them off
       In the past (before screw off tops and pop top cans) it aided in 
oiling unpaid help *after* the work.

It can be quite a handy gadget.


Roger (K8RI)

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