Glenn Rattmann k6na at cts.com
Sat Sep 25 15:44:19 PDT 2010

BTW Tim, maybe it's too late, but you should be able to buy a 4130 
mast directly from Tube Sales, or one of the other steel suppliers 
you can find in the Yellow Pages.  And they will (or used to anyway) 
deliver it to a residence, as long as a large truck has access on 
your street.  This should be a lot less expensive than asking a tower 
company to supply one, as they have to mark it up.

The Tube Sales unit won't be galvanized, but I don't consider that a 
big deal.  4130 alloy will acquire a thin rust-colored patina (and 
then won't rust anymore), or you can paint it before putting it in the tower.

If you talk to TS, give them the alloy and OD and wall thickness you 
want, then say you want "minumum 20ft long, give me the maximum 
length you have in stock from the mill."  You might get lucky and get 
one 22-23ft long, that way.

BTW, tell them you want the 4130 Proof of Certification, too.

All the best,

Glenn K6NA

At 12:15 PM 9/25/2010, you wrote:
>The raising fixture was installed, the tower is now up. I am awaiting a
>suitable mast to install and then the antennas can go up.
>Tim, N6WIN.
>On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Timothy Coker <n6win73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The tower is now in the back yard, attached to the base and the antennas
> > are staged on the roof. I am now awaiting my raising fixture 
> which should be
> > in tomorrow. The following link is to my online album showing from start to
> > finish.
> >
> > http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z90/tjcoker/N6WIN%20LM354HD/
> >
> > Password is the two digits ham's would say meaning 'best regards' at the
> > end of their QSO.
> >
> > Tim, N6WIN.

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