[amsat-bb] Re: cross boom?
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.
K7WIN - Jeff wrote:
> 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
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> From: <w0dxz at aol.com>
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> 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?
>> Bob W0DXZ
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