[amsat-bb] Fiberglass Poles for Antenna Mounting?

John Toscano tosca005 at umn.edu
Fri Mar 25 22:14:49 UTC 2016


They have round tubes, square tubes, solid round rod, in many (nesting)
sizes. I have used them and their quality is excellent. The only negative
I've experienced with dealing with them, and it is not really their fault,
is the surcharge that UPS charges for 8 foot lengths. If your project can
be handed with 4 foot pieces, your shipping charge will be much lower. If
you need some big (8 foot) pieces, it is worthwhile checking to see if any
hams in your area could also use some fiberglass, because the extra pieces
cost nothing extra to ship, due to the surcharge by UPS for long packages
which ship at the 60 pound rate if I recall correctly.

I have no ties to this company other than being a satisfied customer for
many years.

John, W0JT

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 12:52 AM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:

> In reading the descriptions of various directional antenna installations,
> I often see a statement that the last section of mast between the rotator
> and antenna is non-metallic (most often fiberglass, I believe).
> What is the best source for a suitable length of fiberglass pole of the
> correct size?
> I would not be surprised if the source is outside of the radio world...
> perhaps a round fiberglass pole intended for as a tool handle, for
> example.  Just a guess.
> Appreciate any suggestions.
> Thanks!
> -Scott, K4KDR
> Montpelier, VA  USA
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