[TowerTalk] 6061-T6 20 ft Drawn Aluminum Piping for 40m Yagi

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Nov 9 11:47:06 EST 2015

I have bought a lot of .058 wall 6061-t6 from Shapiro Metal on eBay.
http://stores.ebay.com/Shapiro-Metal-Supply?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 but
exporting to EU would be very expensive.  Metric tubing is likely more
available to you and it will work perfectly fine.

John KK9A

Subject:	[TowerTalk] 6061-T6 20 ft Drawn Aluminum Piping for 40m Yagi
From:	luciano_nachif at yahoo.com via TowerTalk	<towertalk at contesting.com>
Reply-to:	luciano_nachif at yahoo.com	<luciano_nachif at yahoo.com>
Date:	Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:03:44 -0200

Dear colleagues,

After receiving answers to my previous emails regarding a 40m antenna
recommendation, I decided to build my own using the information provided
on the
22nd ARRL Antenna Book.

The antenna has a 32ft boom and uses 6061-T6 aluminum piping.

Shall I use drawn piping instead of extruded ones?

Where can I buy 2-1/4" and 2" with 0.083" wallthickness and 20 feet long
6061-T6 drawn aluminum piping?

I will also need 1", 7//8" and 3/4" by 0.058" wallthickness and 20ft long
6061-T6 drawn aluminum piping.

Could anyone lead me to a good store within the US that I can import such
and associated plates for build such antenna, please?

Has anyone on this list ever built that antenna?


Luciano Gasparini PT9KK

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