Help with Antenna Refurb and Cold welded element tips

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Adrian, G0KOM

Sun Nov 15 2009, 09:12PM
Not quite 6m but im restoring a Jaybeam TB3, its going quite well and although the antenna is very old its cleaning up quite well, the traps are in excellent condition for its age, my only problem is the element tips on the outer traps. I have been unable to remove the tips from the outer elements, brute force will not budge them, they appear to have cold welded together, anyone had any experience of this and got any ideas of what my options are to remove the element tip from the trap, this is a pic of one of the offending element tips/trap end



[ Edited Sun Nov 15 2009, 09:14PM ]
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Steve, G4WCS
Mon Nov 16 2009, 03:18PM
Steve, G4WCS
Registered Member #283
Joined: Fri Apr 18 2008, 11:55AM

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WD40 them and leave for a day or two, then place the joint over a metal block, and use a small hammer to repeatedly tap the joint and break the bond.
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Chris, G3WOS
Tue Nov 24 2009, 07:01PM
Chris, G3WOS
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Joined: Wed Mar 19 2008, 12:33PM

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Have you tried heating it with a blow torch? Chris
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