10M Classic DX Commander Telescopic Flag Pole Antenna Support
(1:20 - 3:56)The original DX Commander Classic Telescopic Pole.
These are the best selling heavy duty telescopic antenna support on the market. With over 1,000 sold and 100% track record, I know what I’m doing – and I use these myself in real-world RF applications.
These poles come packaged brand new, 1.2m length with a protective plastic see-through snap-top temporary dispatch bag. They telescope to at least 9.6m in length (sometimes a bit more depending on factory manufacturing tolerance) and weigh 1.4 kilos. If you need less height, just remove the appropriate number of sections off the top. The base unscrews which will let you push the redundant bits back out the bottom.
The inside diameter of this “10m” pole is 44.5mm (1 3/4 inch) which means you can internally sleeve an aluminium or fibreglass tube inside the base of the pole to give you lots of options for mounting. I have built these both free-standing by using an internal sleeved 44.5mm tube concreted to the ground as well as guying them at just above the first section. We also do various ground plates, and guy plates to suit.
The top section is a solid section (not hollow) which is nearly impossible to break and has a tiny metal loop for aerial mounting options, for instance to loop the top of an inverted L though.
Don’t confuse these heavy duty flag pole antennas with cheap fishing pole copies that snap in the wind and sold as “professional” and sorted antennas. They may give you a 50 ohm, low SWR match but so does a resistor.
Customers have made 2-element yagis (awesome), rotatable dipoles and G5RV supports etc. For G5s, Doublets and Dipoles removing the last three or four sections and achieve a very good vertical non-metallic support at about 7m height. PLEASE don’t fit a large wire antenna to the very top. It will eventually snap under extreme tension. This isn’t magic. The added severe weight means it’s not practical. Just remember to remove the last three sections (or if it’s a heavy wire antenna, maybe the last 4 or 5 sections). Remember that for 30m and below, an antenna 5m or so above ground will be absolutely fine. To get any appreciable gain with extra height, you’ll be looking at 15m (or more) height.
If you need extremely MASSIVE strength, you may be interested to know that a 6m aluminium scaffold tube with a sailboard mast sleeved on top gives a very strong 10m support.
- DX Commander£49.99(Inc VAT at 20%)