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The Tactical 7000hds compact heavy-duty telescopic mast
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"A unique high-quality portable mast designed for extreme conditions"
Customer comment: "Just a short note to compliment you on the above mast. ... Best mast I have....secure and efficient..." Brent VA3YG July 2018
For many years we have been asked by our customers for a heavy-duty telescopic mast that packs small enough for serious portable operation. They wanted something that was up to the most extreme conditions nature can muster. They asked for a mast that was stiffer than other products. After many months of design work with a specialist composites manufacturer we are please to introduce the Tactical 7000 hds (heavy-duty short) mast to our product range.
- Heavy gauge pole sections—the perfect balance of strength, stiffness and weight for more demanding applications
- Super short packed length for easy transport in a rucksack
- Fits diagonally in most aircraft carry-on baggage (check before flying!)
- The very best extended length for tactical use in extreme conditions
- Telescopic - perfect for rapid deployment
- Military colours for low visual signature
- Camouflage carry bag with draw string
- Built-in base shock absorber
- Non-conducting low-loss fibreglass construction
- Hollow top-section allows wires to be fed through
- Screw-cap base allows field repairs and section swap-outs
- Perfect for use with our Band Hopper antenna range
"Every serious portable operator needs a Tactical 7000hds in their armoury"
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Extended length: 7 metres (23 ft). Lengths approximate - click here to find out more.
Packed length: 59 cm (23 inches)
Number of sections: 14
Wall thickness: at least 1.5 mm (0.06 inches) bottom, at least 0.8 mm (0.031 inches) top. Actual thickness is usually a little larger than these minimums.
Weight: 1.65 kg (3.64 lbs)
Mast Material: heavy-duty glass-fiber composite (non-conducting)
Tube diameter: top 4mm (0.16 inches) base 52mm (2.05 inches)
Base cap diameter: 64mm (2.5 inches) as of October 2020, 61 mm (2.4 inches) for older masts
Tube colour: Pantone 19-0622 TPX Military Olive
Mast sections hollow to the top
Supplied with camouflage* carry bag with drawstring
High impact foam shock absorber built into base.
The mast is made of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) = Fiberglass. This is an insulator with excellent RF properties (very low loss).
The packed length can be reduced to 58.2 cm by removing the top and bottom caps - useful in some airline carry-on bags. The maximum dimension for an airline carry-on bag (56 x 35 x 22) is 69.5 cm diagonally bottom right to top left.
Friction lock: pull each section firmly with a twisting motion for best lock. When erecting always start with the smallest section. When taking down always start with the largest section.
Mast sections may be removed by unscrewing the endcap at the bottom of the mast, pulling out the shock absorber and removing unwanted sections. Always replace the shock absorber before use.
We have noticed that some masts in the most recent batch we have received from our manufacturer have a few small paintwork defects (scratches or marks). These should not affect the structural integrity of the mast, just the visual appearance.
The following spares are all for the Tactical 7000hds:
- Replacement mast sections
- Spare shock absorbers
- Spare camouflage bags
- Push on top cap 49mm
- Screw on base assembly
*Camouflage pattern on bag may vary from batch to batch
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Just what I wanted !. Pole fits into my holdall and it is not too heavy. Going to use some wire with a 9-1 unun to make HF vertical. Shame it is Winter !!!
Good and solid mast that's easy to erect; nice and short when fitting in the pack. Worth the money.
Heavy duty compared to dx wire travel mast.Better compromise. I have used this with about 30 WWFF activations it works great with end fed inverted V and link dipole style antennas. Fits inside my backpack big +. Just love it!! Jari, OH6TX
A great piece of kit. Used during my recent holiday in Portugal. Very compact! Easily fitted in our hold luggage and was quick to put up and down. Easily survived the 43C heat we had:-). Should fit in hand luggage bag too but being heavy duty it will take up a significant bit of a 10kg hand luggage allowance so plan what you take with more care if using only hand luggage. Being compact it also easily fits in the boot/tail of smaller cars than the longer standard poles. If you can afford only one mast then this is the one for you despite the higher price. It's a great all rounder.
Quite pricey but quality is very good.
Have used it once so far and it works great!
I give it 4 but when I use it on August 6th for a week in North Yorkshire that will probably change. It looks a very good mast