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General Category => Antennas => Topic started by: gil on August 15, 2017, 06:40:04 AM

Title: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on August 15, 2017, 06:40:04 AM

Gil.
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: CroPrepper on March 15, 2018, 01:23:24 PM
I got the 6m heavy duty no name pole from WIMO. The 3rd element from top broke when it bend a bit. I am sending it back and will see if I can claim warranty. I should have get a spiderbeam instead I guess...

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Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on March 15, 2018, 04:15:13 PM
The Spiderbeam is great and strong, but not for hiking, being too heavy in my opinion. I like a cheap telescopic pole, $15, you can buy six, LOL.

Gil.
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: CroPrepper on March 15, 2018, 04:23:12 PM
True. Spiderbeam is expensive. Your 12m is also pretty long packed. Thought about how to carry it on my backpack, would surely be cumbersome!

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Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on March 20, 2018, 05:39:28 AM
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Thought about how to carry it on my backpack, would surely be cumbersome!

Too long and too heavy... I would definitely suggest a light fishing pole for that. Mine folds down to about 70cm. I paid 16 for it...

Gil.
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: CroPrepper on March 20, 2018, 05:52:14 AM
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Thought about how to carry it on my backpack, would surely be cumbersome!

Too long and too heavy... I would definitely suggest a light fishing pole for that. Mine folds down to about 70cm. I paid 16 for it...

Gil.
How long is your fishing pole? I sent my broken wimo mast back to wimo and see if I can claim warranty. Somehow 6 meters feels too short.
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on March 20, 2018, 05:59:15 AM
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How long is your fishing pole?

I think it is 6m. It works very well down to 30m, and not so well on 40, but I have made contacts using CW. I would not bother trying SSB on 40m with a 6m wire. I'm sure it's possible, but only with very good conditions. 6m does work very well on 20m of course.

Gil.
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: Jon_Garfio on March 20, 2018, 09:28:53 AM
Decathlon has fishing rods called "traveler" more compact than others. There is in 3,4,5 and 6m. 14,99.

The last piece os too much thin, I retired It.

Spiderbeam HD 12m is a fabulous Rod for portable, not for hiking.

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Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on March 20, 2018, 02:11:18 PM
Decathlon has fishing rods called "traveler" more compact than others. There is in 3,4,5 and 6m. 14,99.

The last piece os too much thin, I retired It.

Spiderbeam HD 12m is a fabulous Rod for portable, not for hiking.

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I got my 6m pole at Decathlon!
Gil

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Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: CroPrepper on March 22, 2018, 08:31:43 AM
I just received an email from WIMO they will send me a new telescope mast. Wow, I am impressed. I can really recommend their shop and warranty handling. :)
Title: Re: Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.
Post by: gil on March 22, 2018, 09:39:35 AM
Amazing, not many companies would do that...
Gil.