I just logged onto my account at UPS, and it showed the maximum length to be
108 inches for a shipment. I was surprised at the cost - not as bad as
I have no idea how many elements or antennas you are rebuilding, but for
example, the quote for a 10 pound package that would be 108 x 4 x 4 was $16.24
from my QTH to yours.. 10 pounds would cost $8.24 if the box were instead 2/3
shorter - 36 x 4 x 4.
If you have a supply of tubing on hand, other possible options would include
making an electrically identical element with a slightly different taper
schedule or if only a few elements to be repaired, sleeving two pieces of 5/8
with a double walled section of 1/2 and 3/8, about a foot long, using pop
rivets to secure.
---- Joe Barnes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I know that I have tried this before here but I still don't have a fix. I
> need some 5/8 inch o.d aluminum tubing in the 7 1/2 foot lengths range. I
> cannot find it anywhere in the northeast Florida/southeast Georgia area
> (which I find hard to believe in the first place). Trying to get it shipped
> doesn't seem do able because the shipping charges far exceed the cost of the
> aluminum ( ups wont ship anything over 6 feet long). Does anyone have a
> suggestion? I want to fix these Telrex 6m624's to get them in the air before
> the summer season gets here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Joe N4JBK.
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