Re: Good push up poles found!


From: Howard D Rubin (
Date: Fri Dec 25 1998 - 11:04:06 EST

This would make an excellent project. I wonder if anyone has thought
about the winding pitch and a jumper arrangement to make the structure
resonant on each of the bands. The connection to the aluminum segment
must be a low ohmic contact -- any ideas on how?

Howard D. Rubin, N3FEL
Editor, X-Mitter
Penn Wireless Association
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

On Wed, 23 Dec 1998 11:49:23 -0800 (PST) Jeff <> writes:
>I was at Home Depot and I was walking by the paint department. Glanced
>over and thought hello what is this? Sitting there were 2 types of
>push up poles for paintbrushes. One was aluminum and extends out to 12
>feet for $15. The other extends out to 15 feet with a bottom plastic
>half and upper aluminum half for $25.
>I bought the 15 footer and use it as a push up pole for my stealth
>G5RV on my balcony. Works really well!
>The 12 foot aluminum pole could easily be used as an portable antenna.
>Also be easy to use the plastic portion of the 15 foot pole as a coil
>form. Put multiple taps on it for 20,30,40 and 80 meters. Hmm, think
>I'll get another one and try it out!
>Have a Merry Christmas all!!!!!
>Jeff Jones
>NorCal QRP Club #65, QRP-L #1780
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