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Re: cross boom?



Max-Gain Systems has some great quality stuff at very
reasonable prices.
http://www.mgs4u.com/

73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Jonny 290 <jonny290@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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