73, Phil Barnes-Roberts WA6DZS DM04we | Mailto:pbarnrob at ACM dot org
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I ran into exactly the same problem building my KX1. It seemed like
the screws provided with the kit were just too short; only a turn or
two of the thread was engaging (and immediately stripping out.)
I had some longer 2-56 screws and verified that there was still good
thread in the holes. I was able to make it work by carefully trimming
the longer screws to just the right length with a Dremel tool. The
longer screws fully engaged all the threads in the holes and hold the
battery holders securely.
On Sep 27, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Phil Barnes-Roberts WA6DZS wrote:
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I have built many KX1s, and I believe the plastic "feet" on the battery
holders has increased in height some time ago.
So recently, I have been cutting about 1/32 to 1/16 inch off the plastic
before attempting to mount the battery holders. No problems have been
encountered since I began doing that. It would be nice if the screws
would be just a bit longer, and I have searched hardware supplier's
websites and cannot find any of an appropriate length - they go from 1/8
inch (the current size) to 1/4 inch - no 3/16 inch available. Work
carefully if you try slicing off a bit of the plastic, and use a sharp
knife - a dull knife will slip and become a dangerous tool.