[amsat-bb] Re: cross boom?

Curt Nixon cptcurt at flash.net
Fri Apr 4 09:49:29 PST 2008


Pretty simple to make a fiber pole functional equal.

use a pc of schedule 40 PVC pipe.  apply a couple of wraps of 5 oz glass 
cloth using epoxy or polyester resin.  The glass will prevent the PVC 
from sagging and adds great strength.

FWIW

KU8L  Curt





K7WIN - Jeff wrote:
> Hi Bob,
>
> I ordered the fiberglass M2 boom from RANDL.com, item HDFGBOOMKIT 
> (http://www.rlham.com/cgi-bin/shop/modellookup.dbw?MODEL=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?
>
> 73,
> Jeff - K7WIN
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
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> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 7:36 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] cross boom?
>
>
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>> 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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