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[TenTec] Backyard mast

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Subject: [TenTec] Backyard mast
From: wb2vuf@qsl.net (Bwana Bob)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 20:31:32 -0400
I plan to try one of those fiberglass extensible painter's poles. They
have telescoping sections that lock with a twist of the wrist. Sears
Hardware has 16 footers for $22 and Home Depot has a 24 foot one for
$35. They should work fine with guys if the antenna isn't too heavy.
Also, Worldradio has a 20 foot telescoping mast for $20, but I don't 
know what it looks like.


                        Bob WB2VUF

Tim and Nancy Logan wrote:
> Hello again -
> I live in an antenna restricted area and having been successfully using
> a horizontal loop on my roof since I started in HAM a year ago. I use
> primarily CW. I have talked to Australia and New Zealand with it on 5
> watts so it works well enuff to have fun - but I would like to
> experiment.
> I recently bought a Carolina Windom 40 from Radio Works. It has a
> vertical radiator. I would like to figure out a way to put up a
> non-metallic mast (in less than 5 minutes) in the late evening so that I
> can try this and other antennas late at nite when the mast is not
> bothering the troops. Does anyone have a suggestion for a mast that can
> be easily erected and taken down each evening? Or any experiences in
> trying the same? I certainly can figure something out - but why reinvent
> the wheel if someone else has tried a good idea. Thanks to all. 73, Tim
> Logan KB7OEX Gilbert, AZ
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