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Buddipole Reaches New Heights with Mastwerks

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K6FAK, Jul 20, 2019.

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  1. K8BBE

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    Best antenna I ever bought for trips and field day. Great idea on the new tripod. A few years ago, I bought a crank up tripod and extended it to 40 feet. Used a dipole to guy it and a small rotor with a buddy pole on top. We were able to work everywhere. Took it too on a trip to Canada and set it up in the room. Had a great time on 20 meters with it. Good luck with it. K8BBE
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  2. KE0EYJ

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    If you aren't interested in taking the antenna down to tape coils every time you want to change bands (and want better power on 40m), give this a look -- at 1/4 to 1/3 the price of the new Buddy Pole. It's basically a 20/40m fan dipole with adjustable 40m legs, so you can also work 17m with tuner. You build it yourself. All at 41 feet in height, at the top. 20m comes off as a vertical dipole, for low-angle radiation.

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  3. WB4M

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    My HRO catalogs just say "CALL" instead of listing a price.
  4. MI0GTA

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    90 day warranty…. lol.
  5. VE3DZP

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    90 day warranty HUmmmm!
  6. N9SOX

    N9SOX Ham Member QRZ Page

    One could email Buddipole. They'll send you a Flyer with info. They offer a 10', 23' & 33' option.
  7. KC2G

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  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    the reason for this is a long-standing policy known as "MAP" pricing or "Minimum Advertised Price" where a retailer (HRO etc.) agrees with a manufacturer never to advertise a price below what the manufacturer considers the lowest fair market price. By law, they can sell for whatever price they want to sell for - no one can dictate what level of profit the retailer is willing to settle for. But because they have AGREED not to advertise below a set price, they have to abide by that agreement lest the manufacturer refuse to sell to them.

    So "Call for Price" just means they are not breaking the MAP policy - they are not advertising a price below the agreed-upon price as set by the manufacturer. You, the end user, have to initiate a discussion with the vendor - "Call for price" - at which point you'll find out what the vendor actually wants for the item.

    Frequently, MAP is violated by "bundling" - offering a number of items as a group for a set price. Since no single item is advertised, the vendor can skirt the MAP policy and list an actual price in the ad. This is really common in the camera world (Camera, bag, flash, filters, extra batteries, memory card, etc. all as a package) and the audio world as well.

    A more recent MAP dodge / loophole is "Add to Cart to see price" - pretty much the same as "call for price" - it requires the end-user to initiate the dialog about price. The act of "adding to cart" is considered to be the same action as "calling to get a price"

    But that's the long and short of "call for price" and why they do it.

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  9. W8LM

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    I also went to the website - it's not Radio Shack because I got no answers! (Radio shack - we've got Answers!" )
    I see in one picture they have a "rotatable dipole" deployed on top. I'm wondering about specifications like max sq.ft of antenna allowed and torquing- rotational specification... the failure/ slippage of the compression binders by a weight above. I'm kind of at a loss regarding 1 man deployment as raising that rotating dipole and guying it, seems to be a 1/2 a club manpower requirement. Which California club is going to put their Stepper-IR on one?? I doubt that it will handle a Mosley TA33jr. but who knows? It just may skirt tower regulations is anal retentive pompus city governments. as temporary as you'd have to take it down every wind storm..

    Let's play the Price is right......Post your replies below...
    Who can guess the retail price of the NEW Mastwerks RTS1500 33 foot tripod/mast assembly WITHOUT GOING OVER!!

    W8LM - $895...
  10. W8LM

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    W8LM $895

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