Testing The Spiderbeam 12m Telescopic Fiberglass Antenna Mast.

Started by gil, August 15, 2017, 06:40:04 am

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CroPrepper

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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gil

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.

CroPrepper

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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gil

QuoteThought 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.

CroPrepper

Quote from: gil on March 20, 2018, 05:39:28 am
QuoteThought 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.

gil

QuoteHow 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.

Jon_Garfio

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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gil

Quote from: 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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I got my 6m pole at Decathlon!
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CroPrepper

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. :)

gil