[TowerTalk] spiderbeam plastic telescope to support Inv V
alex.k2bb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 19:16:34 EDT 2008
I have a lot of them, something like a 100' totally, aluminum and plastic...
I just thought that the telescope gonna be lighter a little bit.
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Joe - WDØM <joe at wd0m.com> wrote:
> How about considering military surplus fiberglass masts? I bought a set
> of 10 for $6.99 plus shipping to use as horizontal antenna supports from the
> tower. They are about 1/4 inch wall thickness, and 4 feet long. Although I
> bought 10, Hue sent me 15 for the same price. That's 60 feet.
> No financial interest, just a happy consumer. You'll see a picture and how
> i used them on my web site at:
> Joe Hannigan - WDØM
> Pagosa Springs, CO
> Alex Malyava wrote:
> Hi guys,
> one more thing...
> Since rooftop mast for Inv V is out of question, what do you think about
> spiderbeam plastic telescopes as support for Inverted V?
> I was told to use electric conduit to build 40' mast and attach it to the
> house, but let's put it aside for a moment.
> Is lightweight plastic telescope gonna be any better?
> They make them 40 and 60 feet high. I dont think the 40-footer gonna be any
> good... I think it just gonna bend under weight of 40(or 80)m dipole and
> What if i use lower 40-50' portion of their 60-footer? Is it gonna say
> Another question is regarding balun itself.
> I have one, a few kilowatt rated, Y1-5K made by RadioWorks - it is pretty
> big and weights almost a pound :)
> What are the alternatives to use up there? I am pretty sure there is
> something lighter and smaller to use at the end of oversized fishing rod :)
> Alex K2BB
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