I plan on using a 10" mast, three with the rotator mounted about three feet
below the top of the tower, so 7 feet would stick out above the top of the
tower. The guy at the industrial metal supply told me that that pipe-wall
thickness would be 0.120", OD is 2". So I guess according to your
statement, that should be fine. Tom W6EIJ.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Coleman" <email@example.com>
To: "Thomas Beltran" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Alum Masts
> On 1/10/02 1:03 PM, Thomas Beltran at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >This discussion of Masts is quite timely for me. I was planning on using
> >schedule 80 Aluminum pipe for a TH-3MKIII and perhaps a rotatable dipole
> >17. Should I consider one of HRO's steel masts?
> What you left out is how high above the tower top you planned to have the
> antenna(s). That makes all the difference.
> In general, I'd avoid the use of "pipe" of any kind for a structural
> component, but if the antenna is right at the top of the tower, the
> bending moments are small enough that even "pipe" would work.
> I've got an A3S mounted 6 feet above the top of the tower on a 2" Al tube
> with a 3/32" wall. Plenty strong enough.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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