Well, it IS true that once taped, they're stable in length, but
they're not permanent. It was easy to remove the tape and
collapse the things, when I took the antenna down, in VT.
OTOH, you can get replacement tubes for 30 bucks apiece.
200 bucks and you got a new beam. And, they'll rebuild
the tapes/motors for a reasonable price, too.
From: Steve Katz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 20:54
To: 'Joe Subich, K4IK'; 'Jim Jarvis'; 'Towertalk'
Subject: RE: [BULK] - RE: [TowerTalk] SteppIR/ HyGain/ MFJ
> My concern would be for the wind survivability of the collapsible
> fiberglass tubes in the wind and high UV in Florida. With that
> concern I'll wait until the antennas have several years of full-
> time exposure to the elements in a similar environment.
> "Collapsible fibreglass tubes?" Having put one together, I don't know
> what this means. They're not collapsible, they're fixed length, fixed
> position, and waterproofed at the joints. -WB2WIK/6
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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