I have been using a 10 metre long DK9SQ Fiberglass mast in a permanent installation at
home supporting a lightweight inverted-L. My mast has be up about 5 years and is still going
strong. I taped the joints with electrical tape and every few years I put on a coat of spar
varnish to help protect it.
P.S. DK9SQ products are available in North American from Kanga USA :http://www.kangaus.com/dk9sq.htm
I got a question for anyone who has tried the following before:
I got a Fiberglass pool cleaning pole which is telescopic. The leght closed is about 7 feet and it is 2 pieces which extend to about 16 feet.
I am planning on using it closed so as to have the strenght of both one inside the other. It would be placed on my house roof eave with a Channelmaster CM9030 mount.
I will be using it to put up a Carolina windom or OCF dipole or some sort of wire dipole from it and the other side of the antenna will be holding on a near tree.
I was wondering if this would be a good idea from the point of view of durability. Is fiberglass UV resistant? Would it disintegrate in the long run?
I want to use fiberglass since it is quite lightweight and is sturdy enough yet flexible for my antenna requirement.
Please let me know of your own experiences with fiberglass antenna poles.