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Author Topic: Sources for used telescoping masts, flagpoles??  (Read 2723 times)
AG5T
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« on: December 31, 2011, 03:10:25 PM »

Anyone have any good ideas on where to find used telescoping masts, flagpoles, etc.?? Looking for something about 40 feet tall.
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K2OWK
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 03:52:02 PM »

Hello AG5T, EBay is a prime source. Army surplus stores are another.

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N0FPE
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 10:11:53 AM »

I personally would not touch a used telescoping mast. Too many chances of problems. But if that's what ya want i agree with the Military surplus angle. Or Craig's list

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 02:18:58 PM »

I have used steal, telescoping masts, they work great. I bought one from a local TV store years back. In recent years, I have been using fiberglass masts, military surplus mast that were used to erect tents. They come in 4 foot sections. Some come as a kit with a carry bag, guys rings and tent steaks. They work very well for me. Portable, light, easy to setup. I use mildew resistant rope to guy the mast. I have 2 masts setup. One is 40' and the other is 32'. They support multiple wire dipoles, including a G5RV, and a 2 meter/400 vertical. Had a strong thunderstorm go through our neighborhood last spring. There were several downed trees, powerlines. My fiberglass masts remain Smiley

It depends what you are looking to do of course. I enjoy a low profile, somewhat portable station.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 11:23:14 AM »

Wouldn't it be illegal to "steal"?  Grin
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 03:45:59 PM »

Wouldn't it be illegal to "steal"?  Grin
Smiley Yup...looks like I misplelled "stake" as well, I used "steak".
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K7KBN
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »

Wouldn't it be illegal to "steal"?  Grin
Smiley Yup...looks like I misplelled "stake" as well, I used "steak".

"Misplelled"?  Grin

I noticed the "stake" right after I posted, but it wasn't as if anyone's life was at steak or anything... Cheesy
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 07:28:52 AM »

Fair Radio Sales in Ohio used to have a lot of military surplus antenna masts so you might try checking them out on the web. I have also seen at Hamvention a company in the fleamarket area that even had surplus masts that were hydraulic so there is a lot of potential out there for sources.
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