O.K., so i decided to get on with this project.
Isolating and getting the Driven element ready for coax.
1) Cut the driven element in half, drill and tap the end of the tube for
what will be the coax connections.
2) Drill 1/4" holes in main antenna section for plastic inserts
this is done on both sides of the antenna section. and spaced
accordingly. The length of the spacer is equal to the height of
the element hole and will act as a spacer as well for the element to
3) Electrical tape put over the ends of the elements where they will
be close to each other inside the main section, then a piece of shrink
tubing placed over the two element ends to give them some stability
while sliding into the main section, a 1/32" spacing was left between
the 2 ends to make sure they don't touch each other, screws were then
threaded back into the elements and spacing was checked to make sure
everything would line up ounce slid back in the main section of the antenna.
Re-inserted the section of driven elements,secured the screws
using rubber backed washers and nylon locking nuts to secure.
After all was finished, i checked the two coax feed screws with
an ohm meter and all was good, also checked each screw to
the main antenna section,and again all was good.
Mounting is next, should be pretty straight forward, mounting will be in the center
with 2 supports to the mast to keep it from bowing or leaning.