[450] Mobile loop mounting questions

Thomas Moore piper925 at att.net
Sun Jun 26 20:14:38 UTC 2016

When I had the loop on the pick up truck, I had a 5' 3/8" threaded rod ( yes, you can get them in 6' lengths) sleeved by 3/4" conduit with l'il packets of electrical tape every 10" or so wrapped around the threaded rod so that it would be in contact with the inner wall of the conduit. It stressed the truck body, but never in itself failed. So I'm figuring you'll do something smaller.....1/2 conduit should suffice. 

    On Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:18 PM, William Knapp / WA1WK <wa1wk at wa1wk.com> wrote:

 Getting ready to put the loop back on the car. I know that many of you  
have used 3/8 x 24 threaded rod as the mast. What did you sleeve it  
with to stiffen it up a bit.

I realized that the 5 foot hustler mast, mounted on the roof of the  
car is just too tall and hits all kinds of low branches and in some  
instances is even too tall for low underpasses.

Suggestions would be appreciated.


WA1WK FN31kn
New Haven County, CT
ITU Zone 8, CQ Zone 5

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