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Subject: [TowerTalk] Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical
From: (Rick Bullon)
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 03:48:23 GMT
>Tom (N4KG) wrote (in part):
>>Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical   de   N4KG
>>Top loading the Radio Shack "push-up" mast sounds good to me.
>>They make 3, 4,& 5 section versions, up to 48 ft., just PUSH them up!
>Tom, et al,
> I would sure like to know about any and all sources of masts that are
>higher than the Radio Shack 36ft steel telescoping job that I've used 
>several years now.
> Several local Radio Shack outlets (and their headquarters) told me 
>last week that they do not sell any masts higher than 36ft.  About a 
>ago, I learned from a QSO that Channel Master in Virginia manufactures
>5-section 50ft steel telescoping masts.  They are 16 guage throughout,
>whereas the Radio Shack 36 footers are 18 guage except for the first 16
>guage section.
> I made Radio Shack aware of the Channel Master masts, but they refused 
>order them for me (even though I'm sure that Channel Master is the mfr. 
>their 36 footers).
> The best deal I've been able to find on the Channel Master 50 footers 
is a
>minimum order of three (at 60$ each, that is a savings of about $18 
>plus $45 s/h and CA sales tax - totaling about $250 for three masts or 
>for four.
> This note is FYI for Towertalkians AND a request to let me know of any
>other sources or better deals.
> 73,
> Frank T. Brady - W0ECS
> Wildomar CA (near Lake Elsinore)

  I saw a Rohn pushup pole listed in an old Tucker Electroinics catalog 
it was a H-50. Tucker sold it's Ham radio division to Ham Radio Outlet, 
I emailed them about the Rohn H-50 and they told me that they didn't 
move that stock from Tucker's (or something to that effect been awhile 
since this happened) anyway I was told that if I really want some they 
could contact Rohn and check on availibity of the pushup pole.
   I didn't ever follow up on it due to change of plans but you can 
check with them and see what you can find. The URL for HRO is

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