I purchased 5' of 1-1/4" fiberglass rod from McMaster-Carr this past May. I
am using it to insulate the center elements and inductor splits for my
shortened 80m Yagi.
The rod was a perfect fit inside my 1-1/2" .120 wall tubing...no problems.
The rod has a nice smooth white finish and seems to have a tight tolerance.
Very fast delivery from Carr also.
de steve VE6WZ.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Beckwith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 2:29 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] McMaster-Carr Fiberglass Rod
> Hello friends, a quick question. When Fiberglass Rod came up a couple
> months ago, somebody referred us to McMaster Carr. I need some for an
> antenna project. Their listing says that their 1-1/4" fiberglass rod has
> diameter tolerance of "+/- .125" - or "plus or minus an EIGHTH OF AN
> Surely this is not really the case? Has anybody ever bought this stuff
> can say "I bought it and it was right on" or whatever?
> Can anyone suggest a source where I can be confident I'll get the size I
> Mark, N5OT
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