also make sure and check with you local electrical
supply house... here in central ohio the local
electrical people will do almost anything to beat
Lowes and Home Depot...
--- "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I went to Home Despot yesterday to pick up a few
> little odds and ends for my
> next antenna project. About 9 months ago, their
> 5/8" 8 foot long ground
> rods were going for around 8 dollars. Now they are
> up to 14 bucks! The 10
> foot long 3/4 inch rods are around twenty. They
> were $12 or so a few months
> ago. I can only guess the copper for the cladding
> got real expensive since
> I have heard copper has gone up but this is almost
> double the old price.
> The general cost of hardware is unreal. I bought
> just a few little nut and
> bolt type items--a file and handle for it, some
> cable ties, heat shrink
> tubing, drill bit, the rod, couple of clamps and a
> 10' long pvc pipe. I
> prepared for the shock (I figured the total would be
> more than I
> expected--it always is) so since I figured all this
> should be $25 I prepared
> for $35. When the clerk rang it all up, it came to
> 49 bucks!! It has
> gotten to the point that even a simple little basic
> antenna is an
> investment. thanks for letting me vent.
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