I have a hot stick here I use - a 30 footer and they are superb. Not
temporary poles - too heavy, but I have a delta loop supported by one right
now and there is zero weather wear on it. I had it up elsewhere supporting a
multiband vertical dipole for over three years and no noticeable wear at
I unfortunately sold one but I will likely never part with this one. Easy to
raise, uber strong, and mine is painted with latex house paint for before.
The bottom half is "house color" and the upper part is a light blue. I even
added a Jackite to it once to get a wire up almost 70 feet for a temporary
antenna and it worked fine (looked a little funky though).
I've been told more than once that the power companies replace them
periodically because of dielectric concerns and that they also sell or give
away broken ones.
I'll have to hit the local utility up to see. I could sure use a couple more
to support the ends of a v-beam...
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM, WA3GIN <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I got one for $50 at the Shelby Hamfest and another one free from a
> Power guy who I helped during a repair job to a local transformer... YMMV
> They are also sold used but I see some of the other suggestions for light
> weight push up sticks might meet the needs of the DXer.
> These sticks are rugged; really take a beating. But no studies available
> certify my subjective opinion of one ;-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Aycock" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Source for 43 ft fiberglass collapsible poles
> > The problem with those "HotSticks" is that you can buy several S9
> > antennas for the price of one of them.
> > Bill--W4BSG
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