|To:||"towertalk reflector" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping flagpole as home/portable verticalantenna?|
|From:||"Richard Thorne" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Jan 2005 14:37:14 -0600|
I went to Lowes today to look at their flag poles. They have a 20'
model made of 2" aluminum in 5 4' sections with swagged ends. It comes
with everything necessary including the flag.|
The interesting part was how they mount it in the ground. They include a section of plastic tubing about 12" to 18" long that is placed in a hole with concrete. This would insulate the aluminum from the ground.
For $128 it looks like a pretty good deal. On the other hand for the same money you can order one from F12 that has a section of fiberglass to insulate the pole from ground, but it would keep the pole above ground v.s. the Lowes model that would have a portion of the pole in the ground. Not sure if this would make any difference or not.
I believe the F12 model is 16' long v.s. the Lowes model of 20' but it does have some of the pole in the ground.
I'm trying to come up with a stealth system for home so I can run my rig here. I have a remote controlled station but I can't use my cw paddles or run the digital modes easily.
Rich - N5ZC
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "towertalk reflector" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:27 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Telescoping flagpole as home/portable vertical antenna?
Yesterday I saw a display of telescoping anodized Al flagpoles that I wondered about as possibly being suitable for use as a shunt-fed vertical antenna at home and for Field Day or other portable operations.
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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