[TowerTalk] Bending, Not Breaking Aluminum Tubing

Tuva Traveler tuvaorbust at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 14 06:23:47 EST 2004


Someone drive their car over the KT 34XA a while back and bent some of the 
thicker elements.  (Near center of driven element, abt 1 1/2" tubing.  I am 
tempted to use a vise, and or other stiff clamp and some armstrong to try to 
straighten the elements, but dont want to break or kink them in the 
process...Once I heard of a trick of filling a tube with sand to support the 
tube, and minimize chances of collapse under bending forces...Any ideas, 
tricks to bending antenna tubing without breaking?

73, de  Pat, AA6EG
aa6eg at hotmail.com

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