I have a set of the fiberglass swaged tubes from E-pay. I can get a
set of five tubes up in the air, provided I don't have too much weight at
the top and I guy it immediately. They aren't strong enough to support
their own weight at 68+ feet. The outer part of the sleeve will split given
enough bending on the way up. Try something else.
Gene Smar AD3F
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From: "Kshaddrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 4:43 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna Supports
> One of my summer antenna projects is to put up two 40m dipoles in an
> inverted V arrangement perpendicular to each other. I'd like the apex of
> the V to be a half wave length above the ground, so a little over 68 feet.
> What can be used for a support for something like this? Can the 4 foot
> aluminum/fiberglass mast sections available on eBay be used at that height
> (guyed of course)? That would be about 17 or 18 of those sections, not
> sure how stable that would be. Other suggestions?
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