Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but most hams I know are very fond of maps. I would think it is because we all like to know where we are talking to and seeing new places we haven't heard of before but I know I love maps. I used to have maps on the wall in my shack and then before too long they start to sag as the thumb tack holes in the corners stretch. Then you make a new hole with the tack and before you know it you have something that resembles a sieve and a saggy map to boot.
In my new shack I will be putting up 2 maps which I bought 2 years ago and have been sitting in the tube ever since. I didn't want to ruin them as I have in the past but I also hadn't found a way to mount them that was inexpensive but effective. I finally stumbled upon this post and now I think I am ready to mount these maps. For the most part all you need is some rigid foam insulation (like the pink or blue type) large enough to mount the map on, some spray adhesive and some duct tape. And it will take push pins if you so desire. I'll post some pictures when I'm finished. Hopefully the cats will let me do this without them "helping". :o)
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