[amsat-bb] Re: PVC & Windsurfer Mast
Bill Bordy, NJ1H
nj1h at comcast.net
Thu Feb 24 06:52:38 PST 2011
I acquired a fair amount of windsurfer mast at a garage sale and have
used it successfully as a mast for a 3 element 6M beam and also as a
support for a 40M inverted vee with no problems yet. I have clamped two
pieces together with hose clamps to get about 22 feet of height with no
guying. Each individual mast is about 15 feet. It flexes in strong wind
a bit, but that is what it is supposed to do in normal use. I have the
antenna rotor for the 6 meter beam mounted on my deck with a sleeve
bearing in a tripod.
I know you were asking about PVC, but windsurfer technology has changed
over the years and you may also find older masts at garage sales or flea
On 2/24/2011 7:59 AM, Mike1234 wrote:
> Has anyone ever experimented with PVC pipe to use for a mast in place of
> steel ? I have used it for vertical antennas and stands up excellent to the
> winds and weather here in Toledo, Ohio .
> Mike N8GBU
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