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[TowerTalk] mast recommendation

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Subject: [TowerTalk] mast recommendation
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Date: Tue Aug 5 14:38:58 2003
In a message dated 8/4/03 6:01:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 

>     Why don't you use aluminum tubing as most hams do. If your aluminum
>  dealer does not carry it check on irrigation pipe from a farm supply 

    Depends on the application. 6061-T6 aluminum only has 35,000 psi yield 
strength - too little for many applications but okay for smaller ones; i.e. 
vhf/uhf stuff.

    Aggressive HF antennas on a mast would need 65,000 psi yield and higher. 

Steve    K7LXC
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