[amsat-bb] Fiberglass Poles for Antenna Mounting?

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 11:04:55 UTC 2016

Another trick for strengthening fiberglass tubing is to get wood round stock at Lowes or Home Depot that 
will just fit inside the tubing.  Years ago I found something which was a perfect friction fit, though 
obviously it depends on the tubing.  Cut the wood about 2" shorter than the tubing, and center it 
leaving a 1" space at each end.  I stood the tubing on end, and filled the top with RTV.  After it 
hardened, I reversed the tubing and repeated the process.  The result was lighter than a solid 
fiberglass rod, waterproof, and lasted for 15 years until the whole thing came down in a windstorm.



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<I just got fiberglass tubing for my new setup, it's 2" diameter and I put a
<1?" inside it to eliminate any flexing.
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