Originally Posted by matmatician
All I did was take a multi-tool, chop the mast with the wirecutter, pull the old tip off with the pliers, put some super glue in the old cap, then slid it back onto the shortened mast. Is is the best method? Probably not. Did it work, and was it free? yes.
Yes, it's an easy and free mod. Everyone has different ways of doing it, glad yours worked out matmatician! What I did was: I cut mine with a dremel and reshaped the end to a point, then took the part I cut off and stuck it in boiling water to remove the cap and slid the cap back on the newly re-shaped mast, no glue was needed! And I think re-shaping it to a point helps with reception.