Re: cheep vertical

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From: Francis Callahan (colcal@srv.net)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2001 - 11:51:12 CST


Years ago my elmer used different sizes of conduit or pipe simular to it and
nested one section inside another and used hose clamps to keep it from
sliding all the way inside of each other and just measured out what he needed
for each band and marked them with different colored paint and it worked
really well on his motor home 72 Cal KF7ET misplaced Vermonter in Idaho
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Hinerman" <WD8CIV@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 7:53 AM
Subject: cheep vertical

> Folks,
>
> Has anyone here ever used metal conduit for a vertical HF antenna? It comes
> in 8 (or is it 10?) foot sections and is galvanized, so it can be soldered
> (with enough heat).
>
> I used a chunk some years ago for a 2M J-pole. I used a long 3/4 in.
> diameter piece as the upright, and a shorter piece of 1/2 in. diameter near
> the top as the short leg of the J. Stainless hose clamps held the coax to
> it until I found the right connection points, then I soldered it.
>
> I'm looking for something inexpensive I can put up as a semi-permanent HF
> vertical. Any comments?
>
> Dave
>
> --------------------------------------
> Dave Hinerman
> WD8CIV@worldnet.att.net
>


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