[CQ-Contest] Quads & Contesting

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at pclink.com
Sun Jun 29 12:34:12 EDT 2008

Hello Renner,

KØSR tells you about his experience with bamboo and the problems with 
sealing them with fiberglass. I concur with his conclusion that this will 
add considerable weight to the spreaders, especially if you wrap the bamboo 
with the glass fabric before applying the fiberglass resin.

One unusual source of fiberglass spreaders might be a fishing supply 
company. Last year I attended a local farm fair and saw one fellow selling 
bamboo and fiberglass fishing poles. The thought ran through my mind that 
his fiberglass poles would make very nice Quad spreaders.

To see what I am talking about, here's a link: 
http://www.tmastco.com/TelepolePage.htm  And the email looks like a ham 
radio fellow, K4TMC. He can probably give you some ideas about this.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Renner, PY7RP" <py7rp at yahoo.com.br>
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Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:15 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Quads & Contesting

> Hello Guys!
> First of all, Thanks for all the answers i have received!
> Many people agreeded with the usage of cubical quads
> for a short budget and some other tribanders yagis instead.
> The reason of bamboos poles for spreaders is due
> to the fact that i can not find fiberglass tubes here! Hi Hi
> I think the way i have is to use some kind of resin
> or vernish with UV protection to cover the spreaders.
> Thanks again and when it goes on the air i will take
> some photos and send to the list.
> 73 Renner
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