[amsat-bb] Re: cross boom?

K7WIN - Jeff k7win at k7win.net
Fri Apr 4 09:00:02 PST 2008

Hi Bob,

I ordered the fiberglass M2 boom from RANDL.com, item HDFGBOOMKIT 
however, is a bit pricey at $184.95 plus shipping. I have read where other 
homemade methods have been used with success.

Are you going to use both azimuth and elevation rotors or just azimuth?

Jeff - K7WIN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <w0dxz at aol.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 7:36 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] cross boom?

> In putting together my antenna,?? (144-432)I need something to use as a 
> horizontal- cross? support boom. What would be the best length, and,? what 
> would be the minimum length,,,? would 6? ft separation be OK?? To minimize 
> problems, should I mount one beam horizontal, one vertical? Does it matter 
> which one, is? which way?
> I doubt I can find a fiberglas boom locally,,,? what else could I use?? 
> or, where can I order a fiberglas boom?
> thanks
> Bob W0DXZ
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