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Author Topic: DX Engineering aluminum tubing for an antenna mast  (Read 2518 times)
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« on: December 11, 2012, 03:14:26 PM »

If you're looking for a strong but light weight mast, think about using the thick (.120) wall tubing from DX Engineering.  I've used 5 six foot sections (overlapped about 7 inches) starting with 2.5" diameter, then the next smaller size, etc., to support light weight yagis (like the TH3Jr), and it works great.  When nested the whole thing weighs about 30 lbs, and can be carried in most cars.  I attached mine to the side of a utility trailer, with a concrete block base, and a rotator for Field Day.  You can attach the antenna with the mast nested, and then push up each section.  I now have the mast installed at my house, and it's easy to 'walk it up' with the beam attached even when extended to about 24 feet. 
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