710K front antenna tubes (find or replicate)

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ChickenPinz
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710K front antenna tubes (find or replicate)

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I'd like to find or replicate the original accessories that would be clamped on the front of a 710K. Some folks just put PVC tubes there, but I want to match the original parts as best as possible, presuming they don't exist.

Can anyone help with pics, dimensions, links, etc?

I see these https://swissarmyvehicles.com/pinzgauer ... ic-6-meter also, but it seems unlikely to me (maybe I'm wrong) that a truck would have two of these clamped in up front. Thoughts?
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I found this in my files, hope it helps.

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Re: 710K front antenna tubes (find or replicate)

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They are not "tubes". They are a telescoping crank up mast. Not very tall, 6meters and I believe they were made by Geroh. SAV has one in stock.
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Oops! sorry. I see you had already posted the link to SAV.
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I now have one of the antenna masts from SAV. They're pretty sweet, actually.

Model is Geroh 5985, 6m

Manual attached.

19ft4in from bottom to top when fully extended. Takes a 1.0in mast of up to just under 4ft into the top section, so in the end it'd be about 23ft tall if you kept the whole thing collapsible.
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What antenna are you putting on it?
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I have a discone option (Diamond Antenna D-130J), but discones are a bit fragile in the field. I'll probably use a yet-to-be-purchased 2m antenna, or my 2m/70cm Slim Jim on a PVC support. Most of our field time is 2m band VHF.
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It is good to know that the mast from SAV is in good condition and functions well. I have been very hesitant to spend that kind of money with the thought of perhaps having to completely refurbish it. Weight way out in the front without all of the original heavy generator, batteries and other equipment in the back to off set it was also a concern. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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The mast was 57lb shipping weight (cardboard box), and the associated kit (leather bag) was 28lb shipping weight.

The only thing not perfect was the paint, as the outer layer of paint is badly peeling off. Me? Don't care too much about that.
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