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Categories | Antennas: HF Directional: Yagi, quad, rotary dipole, LPD, etc | M2 KT36XA Help

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N7WY  Rating: 4/5 Jun 24, 2013 14:39  Send this review to a friend!
Better instructions needed  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
To assemble the elements takes a table about 14 feet long, careful reading of the instructions, liberal application of NoAlOx and patience while installing over 100 8-32 screws with nylon stop nuts. A power driver is essential.
The boom goes together quickly, and then the challenge of getting all the elements aligned begins. There could be better suggestions on achieving perfection in this regard.
I employed a neon sign company to lift and attach the antenna to the tower mast. They wished that the U-bolts were longer, but soon had it attached. At that point I realized that the M2 process for pre-stressing the dacron boom guy ropes could be improved. I've had one subsequent visit by a boom truck to level the boom, and now that the ropes have settled I will likely replace them with Mastrant's ropes, reset the mast clamp, and level the boom again.
Does it work? First contact with 10 watts on SSB was Senegal with only one attempt. Since then, I have been very happy with its performance. 
Product is in production.
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