How to repair your FUBA antenna mast/whip
If you have cracks in your FUBA antenna you can add years of life to it by adding some heat shrink to it. You will need a heat gun, some pliers, scissors and large dia. heat shrink sleeve.
Cut the end of the heat shrink square.
Expand the end so it will fit over the widest part of the mast:
Rotate and expand the end some more so it will fit over the widest part of the mast:
Slide the heat shrink over the mast and check the length before cutting:
Mark the spot for cutting:
Cut to length:
Slide the heat shrink over the mast as shown:
Cut a second heat shrink piece the same size or just a little longer:
Slide the first piece over the mast:
Use the heat gun to shrink the material (don't melt the antenna):
Slide the second piece over the first:
Use the heat gun to shrink the material:
You have a repaired FUBA antenna mast/whip.