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Author Topic: Arrow Antenna Carry Case  (Read 444 times)
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« on: July 08, 2004, 01:07:55 PM »


I'm cross-posting this to a few forums, forgive the duplicity.

Wondering what folks are using to transport Arrow antennas in.  I checked out a few sporting goods stores for the likes of a tent pole bag or similar, but not much luck.  I'm looking for something along the lines of the Buddipole bag to carry my Arrow antenna, though not as long (I have the Arrow version that breaks down to ~20").  Having a pocket or compartment to carry coax and a few adapters would be a plus.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2004, 01:30:44 PM »

Hi Mark,

Try your local musical instrument store.  Being a drummer, I found that my old zippered canvas drumstick or mallet bags hold VHF portable antenna parts quite nicely.  Some are even padded.  My MP-1 fits in one with room to spare.  Most of these bags cost under $15 and have nice, webbed carry straps and internal pockets for connectors, etc as well.

Good luck,

Terry, WØFM
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2004, 01:39:41 PM »

Try this site for an idea of available stick bags.  You may have to hunt a little for one 20" long but they are out there.

http://www.wwbw.com/Stick-Bags---Cases-d742.music

Good luck,

Terry
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004, 02:59:52 PM »

Duffle Bags come in many sizes and prices. Try stores that carry luggage, discount stores would be a starting place. A GoodWill or Salvation Army store my have a few.

A bag of this type will have lots of room for coax and any other item you want to put into it.

Ole man JEAN
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2004, 04:26:40 PM »

Terry - check me out at

http://www.bremertonsymphony.org/images/drumspractice2003.jpg

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2004, 04:29:27 PM »


Cut a piece of 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe - Glue cap on bottom end.

Place removeable elements, coax and boom inside the "custom cut" tube.

Now cap other end. Drill hole through cap and PVC pipe. Place a nail or other device through holes to keep secure.

Now your antenna elements wont bend or break like they would if stored in a regular bag.

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Charles - KC8VWM

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2004, 04:46:17 PM »

We used to carry survey rods in lengths of black ABS
pipe strapped to the pickup truck.  One end was capped
and the other had a standard threaded clean-out plug
that could be opened by hand.  Check out the ABS pipe
fittings at the local plumbing supply store.

The smallest size I've found for ABS pipe is 1 1/2".
You can go to thin-wall PVC pipe with a threaded cap
if you want something smaller.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2004, 08:40:57 PM »

Depending on where you want to carry the antenna (for example, backpacking or camping) think about a small golf club bag, the kind with an open top end instead of the individual holes for clubs.  Such bags also have zippered or snapped pockets for accessories, and it can easily be shoulder-carried.  The only drawback of this idea is the open top end--but some kind of cap should be easy enough to fabricate.
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