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2018 “BLACK” SPEC for the FULL 10mDXC ANV Kit!
Guy plate: This is now manufactured in 8mm BLACK PE4 plate (up from 6mm) which is extremely substantial. Holes are the right size to fit elements with loops through easily and the guy points will allow 6mm carabiners to be connected with room to spare. Alternatively, just tie your guys to this point. I like carabiners because I can easily disconnect and lay antenna down and erect speedily. Having a 33% increase in plate thickness means much less bend.
Upper Spreader: I was never quite comfortable with the 3mm thick upper spreader. It had too much bend and didn’t look quite right. I have now specified this at 5mm and it is much more substantial. I’m delighted with the result.
Upper Double-Eye: NEW. Again, 5mm nylon plate and is a very snug fit at the 7m point. I was never totally comfortable with the “Heath Robinson” arrangement for 30m and the way that 40m was fixed up the tube. This component solves the problem (and now in BLACK).
Miniature Carabiners: I am now shipping *15* x plastic carabiners (gives you some spares). These are for making up the extensions for paracord (and shock-cord), connecting your elements to the upper spreaders. The holes on both upper spreaders are correctly sized to fir the carabiners.
Finally, don’t over-tension everything. Your shock-cord should still have a little ”give” left else you may over-stress the fork connectors.
D10 Complimentary Wire: I ship just over 100m of wire with all All-Band-Vertical orders. This is cheap-and-cheerful wire. Feel free to use your own. A reel of very nice flexible wire is just a few dollars (pounds) on eBay (for instance). In time, I will source 100m of high quality wire for customers but of course, this will escalate the price (again). I enjoy keeping the price keen for experimental purposes.
Permanent fixing: Many have done it successfully. Use some self amalgamating tape maybe and perhaps some epoxy glue between the sections. I made a film about this here: https://youtu.be/ZamtSHzzVWQ. I have been informed by James that the glue “cracked” so you may want a different adhesive.
(Note for importers: Export trade tariff code from UK is 85176930).
* USA Import tax: None for under $800
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