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Subject: [TowerTalk] Water pipe
From: (Chris R. Burger)
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 08:46:00 +200
K5GO wrote:
> If I am stacking antennas such as my little Cushcraft 2 Element 40 which
> is about 10-12 Ft above a 4 Element 20, I'll telescope a Schedule 40
> 1.00" galvanized water pipe inside the 1.5" one and drill and pin them
> near the top with  1/2 inch bolt.  

That's EXACTLY what I did with my 402BA (2 el Shorty Forty) above a 
205BA (5 el 20 short boom) for several years, without a problem.  I 
moved the same tower to the new station, this time with a C3 
tribander below the 40.  Within six months, a storm had bent the mast 
about 30 degrees, just where it leaves the thrust bearing.  It was a 
bitch to fix!

Bottom line:  On my new tower I went for the real stuff.

Chris R. Burger

PS:  Stan, please contact me--your return address doesn't work!

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