> Howdy all,
> I wonder what people use for mast that sticks up about 10 or so
> feet above the tower and holds more than one multiband antenna?
> I put up 1 1/2" galvanized steel pipe and it failed......bent right
> over. Wow!
> If I use 1 1/2" galvanized steel again,only this time schedule 80,
> which is 1/4" wall thickness,is that sufficient? And if that is
> sufficient, what would be the difference between steel or aluminum pipe
> if they both are the same thickness?I don't have time for this "chrome
> molley" or whatever it is as this must be changed immedietly, no time to
> wait for freight! One last question, I also suppose I could use 2"
> instead of 1 1/2", but adding all this more weight,is it really going
> to add all that more strength? Helping answers appreciated!!!
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Well it is like this, you want cheap or the best???
I have tried cheap and you get what you paid for like having it up
during a contest or a once in a life time dxpedition and the mast folds
over and you look to the sky gods for help and receive none.
The best is as follows:
ALUM EX 6061 T6511 QQA 200/8 TY 1
That is 2.000 OD X .500 WALL(1.000 ID)
I put up 24 feet and it cost me back in 1993 $224.0 with shipping which
was local here. I am in St. Louis, Missouri
You can only get your small finger in the wall depending how big you
It weights 2.771 per foot.
You can not beat the stuff doesn't sway , no rust -- alum, and is the
best out there
Now you can be cheap and you wil pay years and years
You should have someone local there but i bought mine from
Kilsby-Roberts local supplier here in the St. Louis area
if you ned addres or phone let me know
The big-guns use it here and there are no problems
73s and take care
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