Compact heavy-duty 7 m (23 ft) mast

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 The NEW Tactical 7000hds compact heavy-duty telescopic mast

***Our most popular mast!***


"A unique high-quality portable mast designed for extreme conditions"


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Customer comment: "Just a short note to compliment you on the above mast. ... Best mast I 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"

Detailed Specification

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: 2 mm (0.1 inches) bottom, 1.3 mm (0.05 inches) top

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: 61 mm (2.4 inches)

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.

Spare sections

We provide spares support for the Tactical 7000hds:


All dimensions approximate.

*Camouflage pattern on bag may vary from batch to batch


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  • 5
    Heavy duty mast.

    Posted by Diarmuid Battisson on 10th Oct 2018

    Good and solid mast that's easy to erect; nice and short when fitting in the pack. Worth the money.

  • 5
    Tactical 7000hds

    Posted by Jari Hynninen on 30th Sep 2018

    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

  • 5
    Tactical 7000hds Compact Heavy Duty 7m Mast

    Posted by Declan on 16th Aug 2018

    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.

  • 4
    Compact heavy duty 7m mast

    Posted by Roger Bradley on 4th Aug 2018

    Quite pricey but quality is very good.

  • 5
    Nice antenna mast

    Posted by Marcus Hammar on 3rd Aug 2018

    Have used it once so far and it works great!

  • 4
    heavy duty 7m mast

    Posted by BRIAN GALLEAR on 29th Jul 2018

    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