[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna aluminum rod source?

Steve Holly sgholly at optonline.net
Tue Mar 20 19:26:47 PST 2007

Hi Alan,

Texas Towers has T6 for $0.35/ft.


I ordered a few dozen 6 foot lengths a couple of years ago and use it
for rugged cheap yagis. Works great!

Steve WI2W

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Alan P. Biddle
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Antenna aluminum rod source?


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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