btippett at alum.mit.edu
Sat Feb 10 09:09:53 EST 2007
>I've got one of these 40' telescoping "Wonderpole" fiberglass masts:
Mike or anyone:
One of these days I plan to go on some expeditions
myself. At 40' (12.2m) tall, 8 (2.44m) feet retracted and 14
pounds (6+ kg), the Wonderpole looks like an excellent support
for an inverted-L. Questions for you or anyone:
1. Could a fishing pole extension be added to the top of
this or would it be too flimsy? I believe another 15-20'
would get it in great range for supporting a #14 wire. This
would be equivalent to an 18m "Aki (JA5DQH) Special" which
I believe is what JA4DND is using at DX0JP (two in phase).
2. What are the current international length restrictions
for checked baggage? I see ski bags go up to 2m but will the
airlines accept 2.5m?
3. Is there a better solution (i.e. retracted length of 2m)?
73, Bill W4ZV
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