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Re: Cross boom question



No need to scarafice a rake for this.  Go to the paint department and get
a fiberglass paint roller extension.  I have two two, meter and two 435
MHz circularly polarize antennas contructed on these simple poles. Cliff 
K7RR


On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, KF4FDJ (Mike in Ft. Myers, FL) wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> Bill, W0OQC told me to go to a home improvement store and buy a rake
> with a fiberglass handle.  Removal of the rake leaves a very solid
> fiberglass blank.
> 
> I hope Bill's idea helps!
> 
> 73, Mike
> 
> "Ronald K. Long" wrote:
> > At 06:04 PM 6/30/1999 -0400, you wrote:
> > >Whats the best  nonmetallic cross-boom material to use for satellite
> > >antenna elevation rotors?   I've used a 10 foot PVC pipe reinforced by
> > >a wooded pole in the center for years....  it works, but it isn't as solid
> > >as it should be.
> > >
> > I suggest a 1.5 inch diamter solid fiberglass rod. It will fit through the
> > GR5400 rotator just fine and is very strong.
> 
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