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Author Topic: Where to get good Stainless Steel Whips?  (Read 454 times)
NZ4Z
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« on: February 15, 2008, 01:08:51 AM »

Anyone have a link for Stainless Steel Whips? I have a HI-Q, and I belive the base of the whip needs to be .200  Thanks in advance.

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Steve
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KO1D
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 06:07:35 AM »

Tarheel has them: http://www.tarheelantennas.com/accessories

DX Engineering has them:

http://www.dxengineering.com/Products.asp?ID=45&SecID=7&DeptID=25

Radio Shack has them (though if your Rat Shack is like my local one if it is not a cell phone they have no idea what you are talking about.)

Generally all these may need to be trimmed to the height you desire as not all antennas like 8ft whips. My Tarheel  prefers 6ft.

Dan S
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 06:45:28 AM »

Actually, if you purchased the top QD, all you need is a standard old CB whip with the standard thread they all have, 3/8x24.

By the way, they're all .2 inches at the base, and contrary to popular belief, every single standard 102 inch SS whip is made by the same company, no matter who's name is one it. What's more, they aren't in the antenna business; they're a machine shop.

Alan, KØBG
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 08:04:00 AM »

High Sierra also has them at www.cq73.com.  I think all of theirs are powder coated stainless.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 08:16:04 AM »

I just bought one at Radio Shack.  They keep them in the back since they are so long.  All the stores seem to have them in stock, but you need to ask the sales folks to look it up and get it from the back.  Price is $25.

Phil - AD5X
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KA1YBS
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 03:51:27 PM »

I got mine (102") at Radio Shack. The manager spent about 10 minutes looking for it, he wasn't too pleased HI!

... but I was!

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Tim
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 10:14:17 AM »

You can also order it online and have it delivered to your local Radio Shack - without being charged for shipping, just local tax.
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