South Midlands Communications Group

Manpack Portable Masts GRP and Aluminium

The standard SMC range of Manpack masts and vertical radiators make up to heights of 5.0 metres (16.3') and 7.0 metres (22.9'). Manufactured with strength and portability in mind they break down to fit into a man transportable pack only 1 metre long. The masts are easily erected by one man in less than 10 minutes on almost any terrain. They are supplied with all fittings and guys with colour coded terminations for 2 or 3 level, 4 point fixing.

The fibre-glass masts are designed for use as end poles for dipole antennas or as supports for VHF or UHF tactical antennas. being able to carry a static head load of up to 13.6 kg.

Aluminium alloy masts have the same guying arrangements as the fibreglass types but in addition, are fitted with a terminal on the bottom section which allows them to be used as a vertical radiator, and can be provided with a polypropelene base insulator if required.

Both masts are finished olive green drab. Stays are prestretched and are wound on caroon loaded ultraviolet resistant polypropelene formers which are also the guy tensioners. SMC manufacture alternative fibreglass and aluminium masts for varving heights and headloads to order.

Material Epoxy pre-impregnated glass fibre or HE3OTF aluminium alloy
Guys Pre-stretched 29.-;kg (4mm od) polyester either white or dyed olive drab
Carry Bag Normally 15oz commercial canvas but also in PVC coated nylon
Fittings Aluminium and galvanised steel
Storage Spools and Guy Tensioners Carbon loaded polypropelene

 

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