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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Bobcat, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Bobcat

    Bobcat Member

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    I'm curious about these. Where can you get them? ( I have browsed antenna areas on a number of web sites and I cant find them.... perhaps I dont know where to look!) Are they worth having in the first place? Push Up implies that you can loosen, raise, tthen tighten. Assuming this is true, what is the lowered length and the raised length? How high can they go without guying?(for this one assume that it might be bracketed to the house at 10'(back of the house) or about 17' ( front side of the house). I hope all this rambling makes sense... and thanks.



    Bob
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  2. undertaker

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    Bobcat try lowes that is where i got mine...

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  3. KingCobra_CDX882

    KingCobra_CDX882 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    BobCat

    Do yourself a favor..
    Try at your local radioshacks

    ask them if they have any older models on hand
    if they have older models on hand
    (which are exactly same as new models)
    simply ask them if you can take them off his hands

    see the funny thing is...radioshack is pretty much out of this part of the business....once they have any older models on hand of those push up poles and or their 5 ft and 10 ft masts...

    such push up poles and masts are no longer included on their inventories....as such managers of radioshacks with such items in stock,consisder such items as taking up otherwise good stock space..

    therefore you may well be surprised to find...
    most radioshacks with old model push up poles and masts in stock are more then glad to let you have them....for free

    this is how i got about twenty 5 ft and twenty 10 ft masts
    as well as two 36 ft and three 30 ft and two 24 ft push up masts
    this was done by going only to the 2 closest radioshacks to me

    i actually had to get my cousin to help me with his pick up truck to get it all..
    i thought of trying more radioshacks
    but frankly..i do not need as much as i have..lol

    however i am nearly out of both 5 ft and 10 ft masts
    in having helped several friends with installs as well as my cousin

    i easly got at least $1000 worth of masts in this way

    let me know how it goes
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  4. Bobcat

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    I cant believe Lowe's would have anything like that! But I'll sure give em a call.


    And, as far as Radio Shack, that's a great idea. Phone calls are cheap..... aand I have a number of them in striking range.

    Thanks much.
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  5. KingCobra_CDX882

    KingCobra_CDX882 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Except over phone they are far less likly to want to talk about it
    at least in regard to giving them away
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  6. Hillbilly360

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    Alot of website's sell them,like randl electronic's out of Hamilton OH.The only bad thing is the shipping is out rageous on them.I went to their store and bought a Rohn 50' pushup pole for $85.Lowe's has the 30',and i think that's as long as they have.I like mine!I have a 3 element beam on mine.
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  7. BIONIC_TEXAN88

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    i just got my 30' push up pole at lowe's last weekend. cost was $45.
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  8. Bobcat

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    If I might ask, what department do they have them in?
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  9. FL Native

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    you can find them in one of the middle rowes. ask for tv/satalite poles. they wont know what a push up pole is.
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  10. DXman

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    Got mine also from Lowe's...I think it was the hardware section. About $50 out the door.
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  11. park

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    You actually have this backwards, Lowe's does have them and Radio Shack is most likely to not.
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  12. 1200RI

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    Check Lowe's through the web.Some stores have them some don't.Rohn made them and now channel master took over.Check local tv suppliers there are hd (heavy gage)versions.You can go to channel masters site and see the different versions.
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  13. KingCobra_CDX882

    KingCobra_CDX882 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    you would be surprised..

    for if you ask them over the phone (radioshack that is)
    then whoever you speak to will try punching it up on the computer

    those items have been out of their inventory management for about 2 yrs...but many radioshacks still have them
    besides you need talk to the store manages to get the deals i spoke of

    ofcourse if lows is closer (or whatever other store)
    it's all good...

    was simply sharing how i got these push up poles for free

    is not my money...you know what i mean
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  14. Switch Kit

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    Lowe's down the street from me does not have them nor have they ever had them , so some do and some don't.
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  15. bighammer

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    shipping on them poles is 180.00 also them rohn poles are VERY weak. fully guy it or it will kink
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