This is the little brother of our incredible 26m pole. Removing the bottom two segments reduces height by 4m, but makes it a lot lighter and easier to install.
Like all our other poles, the Spiderbeam 22m fiberglass pole is carefully designed to maintain low weight and perfect balance. It can still be installed by “walking up” the pole. As usual, we have tested it thoroughly at the Baltic sea coast where it has weathered all storms without any problems.
The pole starts out very rugged at the bottom (95mm diameter / 2mm wall thickness) and still has 45mm diameter / 1.7mm wall thickness at 13.5m height! The upper sections are slim and light (1mm wall thickness), preventing the pole from becoming top-heavy and keeping it perfectly balanced. A special reinforcing winding technique – several layers of fiberglass are wound in alternating directions (criss/cross winding) – provides greatly increased lateral and linear strength.
These poles are perfect for building all kinds of wire antennas, especially 80/160m wire GP or inverted L antennas. They can also easily support temporary lightweight 1 Element Quad or Delta loops for 40-10m, and dipoles for all bands, especially when used with an open wire feedline. (Most baluns would be somewhat heavy). 4-6 poles could be used to build lightweight beams for 40 or 80m The best (and cheapest) wire to use for building such wire antennas (verticals, loops, dipoles etc.) is AWG 18 (= 1mm diameter) enameled copper wire or similar.
One person can easily “walk-up” the pole by pressing the bottom against a rock, tree, car or ground anchor, or having a second person hold it. Once the pole is in a vertical position, it can easily be moved around. Fix the bottom to a ground anchor and attach guy lines at 2 levels. Thin fishing monofilament (1mm diameter) or 2mm Kevlar rope is very suitable for guy lines.
The pole comes complete with a set of 12 rubber padded stainless steel clamps and 2 guy rings made from strong belts, for guying the mast to the 5th segment and above the 9th segment. The best suitable rope is our 2mm Kevlar rope.