Parts source for 40-2CD W6QHS Mods

Fred Hopengarten
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 11:02:31 EST

I asked Randy, K5ZD, about his use of plastic tubing. He told me that he
too could not find the correct size, and simply bought the size closest
but too large.  He then cut a slit in the tubing and squeezed it in.

I called Texas Towers and asked Gerald Williamson (K5GW, the founder) if
they had a kit made up, priced, and ready to ship.  Frankly, I was
astonished when he said no and listed as one of the reasons: "We'd have
to post it and try to see that the list doesn't get lost."  Talk about
externalizing your costs!

Fred Hopengarten, K1VR
Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105 * 617/259-0088
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On Mon, 17 Feb 1997 20:31:39 -0600 Brent Childers <>
>QRZ Tower Talkers,
>I am in the process of rebuilding a Cushcraft 2 element 40 to W6QHS 
>I was wondering what type of RTV or silicon caulk to use on the rivet 
>Also the wooden dowel or fiberglass rod used in the ends of the boom 
>and at
>the boom to mast bracket.  I don't really want to used wood for the 
>pieces since the weather here in north Texas eats wood alive, even if 
>it has
>been painted.  I know that K5ZD used PVC tubing to re-enforce his 
>boom, but
>the closes size I've found leaves too much room for deformation.  I 
>have not
>been able to find a source for the fiberglass.  Per 'QHS the diameter 
>of the
>dowel must be 1 7/8".
>Any help would be appreciated.
>        73 de W5WW
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