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

Gene Harlan atvq at hampubs.com
Tue Mar 20 19:49:31 PST 2007

Hi Alan,

Check out:


I have bought materials and antennas from Charles with good results. He has 
some items for building antennas that you will not easily find elsewhere. He 
always has a space at the Dayton Hamvention as well.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Name Tags by Gene
Harlan Technologies - publisher of Amateur Television Quarterly
atvq at hampubs.com
815-398-2683 - voice
815-398-2688 - fax

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at mailaps.org>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:21 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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