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Subject: [TowerTalk] Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical
From: (Steve Narducci)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 22:58:21 -0500
At 03:48 AM 11/19/97 GMT, Rick Bullon wrote:
>>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
R & L electronics in Ohio has 30, 40, and 50 rohn push up masts. They want
for the 50 footer.  I don't work or own that company....Steve

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