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Re: Perennial Cross Boom Material Question



Tom Whitney wrote:
> 
> Greetings.  I am putting my 2m/70cm station back together and want to
> upgrade from my old closet pole wooden cross boom.  I'd like to separate
> the antennas by 10-12 feet with a non-conducting boom that will fit through
> the Yaesu elevation rotor (1-5/8" O.D. pipe).  Perhaps a fiberglass or
> epoxy tubing?  If a source in New England is available, it'll save on
> shipping too!
> Tom I have a 71/2 ft "solid" fibre glass boom. If I'm not mistaken a truely solid fibre glass rod is very heavy and cosly The one I have is 1 1/2 od and 1 1/4 id.I put a solid wooden rod in it to make it solid and water proofed the ends with some type of
silcon product developed for the job. I had it in use for a couple of
years with with the 2m down and 70 up. I later added the Mode S dish
that was popular a few  years ago I'm asking 45 for it  with shipping
included. Craig N2MNA
> o
> Thanks.
> 
> Tom
> N1GZZ
> 
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