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Re: cross boom?



I had good luck with Schedule 40 and a broomstick, as well. Run the
broomstick through the PVC and bolt it twice on each end such that each end
has two bolts running through it in a 'cross' configuration.

It's not as light as fiberglass but the rigidity is great for my 2x8element
array 25 feet off the ground.


On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Curt Nixon <cptcurt@flash.net> wrote:

> Pretty simple to make a fiber pole functional equal.
>
> use a pc of schedule 40 PVC pipe.  apply a couple of wraps of 5 oz glass
> cloth using epoxy or polyester resin.  The glass will prevent the PVC
> from sagging and adds great strength.
>
> FWIW
>
> KU8L  Curt
>
>
>
>
>
> K7WIN - Jeff wrote:
> > Hi Bob,
> >
> > I ordered the fiberglass M2 boom from RANDL.com, item HDFGBOOMKIT
> > (http://www.rlham.com/cgi-bin/shop/modellookup.dbw?MODEL=HDFGBOOMKIT);
> > however, is a bit pricey at $184.95 plus shipping. I have read where
> other
> > homemade methods have been used with success.
> >
> > Are you going to use both azimuth and elevation rotors or just azimuth?
> >
> > 73,
> > Jeff - K7WIN
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <w0dxz@aol.com>
> > To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 7:36 AM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] cross boom?
> >
> >
> >
> >> In putting together my antenna,?? (144-432)I need something to use as a
> >> horizontal- cross? support boom. What would be the best length, and,?
> what
> >> would be the minimum length,,,? would 6? ft separation be OK?? To
> minimize
> >> problems, should I mount one beam horizontal, one vertical? Does it
> matter
> >> which one, is? which way?
> >>
> >> I doubt I can find a fiberglas boom locally,,,? what else could I use??
> >> or, where can I order a fiberglas boom?
> >>
> >> thanks
> >> Bob W0DXZ
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