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All parts that are needed to build the hexagonal beam are provided below. Stainless steel is recommended although it is considerably more expensive. For example, stainless steel U bolts cost more than twice the cost of zinc U bolts. The sources for steel parts here offer stainless steel or zinc so you must be careful in your selections. Of course, the information on parts and sources is current when this web page is published in August 2014 but might not be later.

Baseplate parts

ItemDescriptionSourceQuantity
Plate6061-T6 alum plate,
12 " X 12", 3/16 inch thick
Onlinemetals.com1
U bolt & nut1X1 3/4, 1/4 X20 incl nut
Part 12520
Boltdepot.com12
U bolt Lock washer1/4
Part 2956
Boltdepot.com24
Flange#45-6 Sq base floor flangenurail.com2
Mounting bolt5/16 X 1 1/4 hex bolt,
5/16"-18, Part 146
Boltdepot.com4
Mounting nut5/16"-18
Part 2564
Boltdepot.com4
Mounting washer5/16
Part 2948
Boltdepot.com4

Spreader arm parts

ItemDescriptionSourceQuantity
Large fiberglass tube1 X 48 fiberglass tubemgs4u.com6
Medium fiberglass tube3/4 X 48 fiberglass tubemgs4u.com6
Small fiberglass tube1/2 X 48 fiberglass tubemgs4u.com6
Large hose clamp#10 hose clamp
DXE-ECL-12SS
DX Engineering6
Medium hose clamp#6 hose clamp
DXE-ECL-060
DX Engineering24
Small hose clamp#5 hose clamp
DXE-ECL-020
DX Engineering18
P clipCushioned P clamps
DXE-CPC-375
DX Engineering36

Center post parts

ItemDescriptionSourceQuantity
PipeSch 80 or Sch 40 one inch
pvc pipe
Lowes5 ft
CapSch 80 or Sch 40 one
inch cap
Lowes1
Coax cableRG8X coax cableRadioworks10 ft
Ring terminal16-14 Ga Vinyl ins,
#10 Stud, Part 552105
delcity.com22
Male UHF connectorPL259 coaxial connectorRadioworks1
Eye bolt#10-24, 1- 5/16 inch eye bolt, part 12243boltdepot.com1
Machine screw#10-24, 3/4 in. Phillips pan head mach screws, Part 1358boltdepot.com12
Mach screw nut#10-24, Part 2560boltdepot.com25
Ext tooth washer#10, Part 4078boltdepot.com50

Wire set parts

ItemDescriptionSourceQuantity
Antenna wire#14 pvc ins Flexweave
FW14BK
Radiobooks.com275 Ft
Cord1/8" Dacron (DA18)Radiobooks.com20 Ft
Terminal16-14 Ga Vinyl ins,
#10 Stud, Part 552105
Delcity.com36

Support cord parts

ItemDescriptionSourceQuantity
Cord1/8 " Dacron (DA18)Radiobooks.com85
S hooks1" open S hooks, zinc
Part 9381T22
mcmaster.com14
Hose clamp#6 hose clamp
Part DXE-ECL-060
DX Engineering6