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Author Topic: Antenna shipping?  (Read 452 times)
K0WMW
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« on: March 26, 2003, 03:01:34 PM »

I need help badly and quickly.  I am trying to find a service/company which can handle shipping a large boom (2 12 foot sections) triband beam to Pensacola, Florida from the Midwest (Missouri).  UPS will not ship anything bigger than 108 inches in length.  I need suggestions/help in a big way.  This is a great antenna and deal and it's breaking my heart that I cannot find a company to ship it.  UPS, FEDEX, AIRBORNE and the others all say they can't because of size.

Thanks,

Tom
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2003, 09:38:29 PM »

Hi,

This item will need to ship by truck using a carrier like Roadway.

Here is a link that will get you the local service center:

http://www.roadway.com/about/findservcntr.html

73 james
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W5CPT
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2003, 04:12:01 PM »

Having worked in the antenna and tower business I will give you some advice. Be very careful using a trucking company.  For a LTL (less than a truck load) shipment and pickup and drop off, especially from and to a residential address, it could easily cost twice what the antenna is worth.  If you have a contact in any industry that uses trucking companies ask if they can ship it for you, as regular users get discounts based on the amount they ship.  And trucking companies are very hard to process claims through.  You might consider selling the antenna and buying new when you get there.

Sorry for the bad news.
de Clint
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N3UHD
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2003, 02:52:47 PM »

I found a great deal on a surplus antenna at a distributor that we use a lot at work. It was a CB Base antenna. A "Big Stick" in a cardboard shipping tube about 10' or so. Bigger than the ups limit.
Bottom line, antenna was going to be $5.00....shipping was going to be $95.00 to come by truck!! I went and picked it up..
Bob
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