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Re: Antenna aluminum rod source?



I concur. I have bought and still have a supply that I acquired from 
Texas Tower and the price including shipping was reasonable.

Regards,

Reid, W4UPD

Steve Holly wrote:
> Hi Alan,
>
> Texas Towers has T6 for $0.35/ft.
>
>  http://www.texastowers.com/aluminum.htm
>
> I ordered a few dozen 6 foot lengths a couple of years ago and use it
> for rugged cheap yagis. Works great!
>
> 73,
> Steve WI2W
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Alan P. Biddle
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:22 PM
> To: AMSAT-BB
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Antenna aluminum rod source?
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I have already done the Google, but was wondering if anyone can
> recommend a good source of aluminum rods in small quantities for use in
> antennas?  In particular, 3/16" round stock, made of what is usually
> referred to as aircraft T-5 or T-6 aluminum.  The local sources so far
> have turned out to be rather soft alloys rather than the springy stuff
> used in beams, etc.  And of course any firm with the word "aircraft" in
> the name wants 10-20X times the price.  
>
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
>
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