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Re: Fiberglass Pole care



typo..

http://www.mgs4u.com/fiberg.htm

Sorry..
other info:

Max-Gain Systems, Inc.
221 Greencrest Ct., Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: (770) 973-6251
Fax: (815) 461-7730
Email: info@mgs4u.com

Fred W0FMS

>From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
>To: "Frederick M. Spinner" <fspinner@hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fiberglass Pole care
>Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 09:01:57 -0600
>
>
>Fred,
>The URL didn't work. Do you have a phone number for them?
>
>KB7ADL
>
>At 05:43 PM 6/7/01 +0000, you wrote:
>
>>I have a 1.5" solid fiberglass crossboom that will go up when the rest of
>>the rotor/antennas are debugged..
>>
>>Max Gain Systems--
>>
>>http://www.msg4u.com/fiberg.html
>>
>>$59 for 8 feet + shipping.  I've leaned my entire weight on it (300 lbs)
>>and it didn't even bend.  It's "tank" sized..
>>
>>Fred W0FMS
>>
>>>From: Franklin Antonio <antonio@qualcomm.com>
>>>To: Estes Wayne-W10191 <W10191@motorola.com>
>>>CC: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>>>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fiberglass Pole care
>>>Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 09:25:33 -0700
>>>
>>>At 08:30 AM 6/7/2001, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>>>>1. Is PVC as good as fiberglass from the perspective of mechanical 
>>>>strength
>>>>and non-conductivity?
>>>
>>>PVC is not nearly as strong as fiberglass, and PVC is VERY sensitive to
>>>UV.  It gets brittle after a year in the sun.
>>>
>>>>2. Has anybody used a SOLID 1.5 inch diameter fiberglass boom?  I think 
>>>>it
>>>>would be very resistant to cracking.
>>>
>>>I found 1.25" solid.  That's what I have now.  They could have ordered 
>>>1.5"
>>>for me, but they had 10' long 1.25" in stock, so that's what I took.
>>>
>>>>3. What are the best sources for fiberglass crossbooms?  My old 
>>>>crossboom is
>>>>from KLM which is no longer in business.
>>>
>>>I bought mine from Ridout Plastics in San Diego.  www.ridoutplastics.com 
>>>or
>>>try your local yellow pages for a plastics store.  Looking at their web
>>>pages I see that they have a UV-resistant version of fiberglass too.  Too
>>>bad I didn't ask about that when I bought mine.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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