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Re: [TowerTalk] homebrew radial ring

To: Bob Matthews <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] homebrew radial ring
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:45:08 -0800 (PST)
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I like this idea, maybe not a  big alum wheel   but there are several easy to 
get aluminum bicycle or motorcycle wheel to buy at the junk yard , those have 
the holes 
and maybe a little work and have the solution, cheaper to provide a solution 
less work,  BUT if you want something NICE, do not loose the time and order 
the DXE Radial Plate, those are very nice looking.
I'm a practical guy  with more interest to have something that will not rust 
 and less maintenance  need during the time,  
even a few pieces of angle will make it,    those electrical joint bar will 
the bolts very soon if are not soaked in anti oxidant.

 J.Hector Garcia  XE2K / AD6D
Mexicali B.C  DM22fp
P.O.Box 73 
El Centro CA 92244-0073

From: Bob Matthews <>
Sent: Mon, January 10, 2011 3:49:46 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] homebrew radial ring

I use bent aluminum rims from auto body shops. I ask at local body shops if 
have a bent al. rim they would care to donate to a good cause (Ham Radio) and 
usually get them for free once I tell them of all the good things Ham Radio has 

I drill the perimeter and use stainless steel sheetmetal screws to attach 
I've had mine in for over 21 years with no problems.

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