Have the antenna packed by a packing outfit. Then take to UPS or FedEx
Ground and ship it yourself!
The markup on shipping from the pack and ship places is OUTRAGOUS!!
You can estimate the shipping costs on line if you have the weight, and the
size of the parcel. Go to www.fedex.com and www.ups.com On the FedEx site,
you can specify ground or air. How was it shipped originally? Perhaps you
need to do some disassembly.
Everyone needs to be aware of the mark-up of the pack and ship facilities...
That is how they make their money!
73 and let us know how you did.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:28 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Isoloop Packing
> I need to ship an Isoloop antenna to my son-in-law 2500 miles away. I went
> a local pack 'n ship place and got some prices on shipping alone; would
> believe costs for shipping started around $135 (Fed Ex Home Delivery) to
> $550 for motor freight??? That's for an antenna that I paid less than $100
> at a hamfest!
> Surely, there's a better way...
> My question: can I bend/form the loop strap (without breaking it) in such
> way that I can put it in a smaller box (than with the circular loop --
> 46" in diameter)?
> Some of you may have bought or handled an Isoloop a few years back. How
> it packaged to ship?
> Bert, N4CW
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