The perfect mast for DXpeditions - small and lightweight!
This mast fits together very well with all our portable Spiderbeam yagis or any antenna with up to 13 lb of weight. Mast can be used at reduced heights for up to 26 lb of total load.
The individual sections are interlocked with strong high quality stainless steel clamps with 8mm allen screws. An 8mm allen wrench is supplied with the mast and no further tools are necessary. The mast should be guyed at one or two levels. For quick portable use, we also sell a knob screw kit. The knobs install in place of the 8mm allen bolts on the clamps and allow the mast to be quickly taken up or down.
This mast was developed especially for one-man DXpeditions. Due to its short transportation length it can be checked as airline baggage without problems. No ladder needed to mount the antenna! As the collapsed length is only 4 ft 5 inches putting an antenna at the top of the mast before telescoping segments upward is simple. The mast can be rotated by hand or a light duty rotator like Yaesu G-450 can be placed at the bottom to turn the whole mast.
Guy hardware allows the mast to be guyed in 3 or 4 directions. Slip-ring guy hardware allows the mast to rotate inside the guy hardware. Rotor adapters (70/50mm) are available as the base of the mast is too large to fit any commercial Amateur Radio rotator clamp opening directly. Turn the entire mast and antenna from a base mounted rotor.
Antenna can be mounted directly to the mast or with optional 35mm standpipe that fits onto the top of the top section of the mast.
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33ft / 10m portable aluminum telescopic push-up mast
|fully extracted length (height)
4ft 5" (1.35m)
20 lbs (9kg)
2 3/4" (70mm)
1 1/6" (30mm)
|number of segments
high quality anodized aluminumstrong interlock clamps made from stainless steel
maximum usable heights
|up to 13 lb weight
extend to full height of 33ft (10m)
|up to 26 lb weight
extend to max height of 23ft (7m)