[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna aluminum rod source?
kq6ea at pacbell.net
Tue Mar 20 19:05:26 PST 2007
Texas Towers has a very large assortment of both rod
and telescoping tubing, at reasonable prices.
73, Jim KQ6EA
--- "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at mailaps.org> wrote:
> I have already done the Google, but was wondering if
> anyone can recommend a
> good source of aluminum rods in small quantities for
> use in antennas? In
> particular, 3/16" round stock, made of what is
> usually referred to as
> aircraft T-5 or T-6 aluminum. The local sources so
> far have turned out to
> be rather soft alloys rather than the springy stuff
> used in beams, etc. And
> of course any firm with the word "aircraft" in the
> name wants 10-20X times
> the price.
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