DX Engineering high-strength aluminum tubing is ideal for your antenna projects. It comes available in two types. The 6063-T832 seamless drawn aluminum tubing is also available in 1, 3, and 6 ft. lengths. The 6063-T832 tubing provides good resistance to general corrosion, including stress corrosion cracking, and an excellent surface appearance.
Use 3 ft. lengths for fast-taper, low wind-resistance applications. The 6 ft. slow taper lengths afford the greatest bandwidth.
Most sizes are slit on one end for use with DX Engineering stainless steel element clamps. If un-slit ends are required for your applications, merely insert the slit end into the next larger size in the stack and use your own attachment method.
The 6063-T832 tubing features a 0.058 in. wall thickness and is available in 1/8 in. increments from 3/8 in. to 2 1/8 in. O.D.
If your setup requires maximum strength at very long assembly lengths, choose DX Engineering 6061-T8 tubing. This heavy-duty version features a 0.120 in. wall thickness and is available in 1/4 in. increments from 1 1/2 in. to 3 in. O.D.