I would inspect it - perhaps doing a dye-penetrant examination (look at
welding supply stores) - but other than that - it should work well as long
as you apply adequate safety factor and do not load it excessively
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Roger Kissel
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Aluminum mast
I think I recall seeing a comment about mast, tubing and pipe.
Back in my early days, we used extruded 6061-T6 in 2 inch diameter with 1/4
inch wall. Many of us sprung for the tubing and put as much os 20 feet of it
out the top of the tower. It seemed to hold up and I don't remember anyone
having any problem with it.
That being said, I'm planning to put a tower with some HF antennae and I
found my old 24 foot 6061 mast in the barn. It's about 30 years old and
isn't even corroded. You know what I'm planning to do, so let me hear
why I SHOULDN'T use this. Especially after all the years of great track
record from the locals in southwestern Ohio.
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