Good point Dave! I think I remember looking for that at the local Home
Depot, who also sells it, and I believe it was 6061-t6, which I was
interested to see. Filed it in the back of the noggin for later use. :)
Help me and my TOWER win the Massachusetts QSO party again this weekend!
Look for me on 40 meter SSB with my secret weapon on Saturday night!
At 12:26 AM 4/30/98 +0000, you wrote:
>yes, but what alloy are they? i acquired some very nice aluminum
>tubing from a local place up here some years ago, but it has never been
>used for anything bigger than a 2m fox hunt beam because they could not
>tell me what the alloy was.
>James D. Bruce wrote:
>> First of all, I'm not affiliated with Lowes or any other store.
>> While looking around the Lowes hardware store for household items and just
>> window shopping, I found that they have a limited supply of aluminum tubing
>> in 8foot sections. The sizes I saw were 3/8" rod, 3/4" tube, 7/8" tube and
>> 1" tube. They appear to be the same wall as what is used on my beams &
>> verticals and telescope together for a nice fit. They also have the plastic
>> end caps. this may be another source for HB antenna projects.
>> Jim Bruce
>> President/ Owner
>> Bruce Communications, Inc.
>> (410) 482-2682
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: L. B. Cebik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org>; QRP-L List <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Date: Sunday, April 19, 1998 06:49
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] junk search--but special junk
>> >A while back, I requested help on searching out some junked ground plane
>> >rod assemblies. Thanks to Henry Pollock, K4TMC, I now know the specific
>> >item I used and could use more of. They are the two piece ground plane
>> >rod assemblies that went with the Antenna Specialist/Decibel Products CB
>> >ground plane antenna (ASPA2010). Henry sent me a set, but I could use a
>> >few more for experiments. They consist of a 5/16 rod and a 3/16, with a
>> >coupling that might take a little liquid wrench and gentle force to
>> >separate if they have been together very long.
>> >AS wants to sell entire antennas, not the pieces. At $169 for the antenna,
>> >this is not a practical way to go. Hence, I need an alternate source, if
>> >that is possible.
>> >a. If anyone knows how to get replacement assemblies inexpensively, the
>> >info would be of great help. Insider assitance accepted with gratitutde.
>> >b. If anyone has the ground rod parts from a now defunct version of the
>> >antenna in question in storage, I would be glad to pay shipping plus some
>> >fair small fee for them. They can be separated and them wrapped for UPS
>> >To add a sense of mystery to this, they are for my "beam-in-a-boom"
>> >design project, which otherwise shows good promise for 10-meter
>> >hilltopping from trunk to signal in under 10 minutes.
>> >Thanks in advance.
>> >LB, W4RNL
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