Source for Stainless Steel Rod Dia 2.5 mm

Started by VK5AGA, Nov 19, 2023, 09:23 AM

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VK5AGA

I have been looking for a local supply (Adelaide) of 2.5 mm stainless rod to use in an adjustable part of an antenna. Melbourne would be OK as I get there a few times a year.  So far I haven't had any success. This dia is available via online but in very short lengths and shipping for long rod has problems.  Any suggestions? If business names are not permitted in this forum then please send info to browngraham@bigpond.com

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Quote from: VK5AGA on Nov 19, 2023, 09:23 AMI have been looking for a local supply (Adelaide) of 2.5 mm stainless rod to use in an adjustable part of an antenna. Melbourne would be OK as I get there a few times a year.  So far I haven't had any success. This dia is available via online but in very short lengths and shipping for long rod has problems.  Any suggestions? If business names are not permitted in this forum then please send info to browngraham@bigpond.com

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VK5TM

I can't find anybody supplying anything below 3.18mm (1/8") in Adelaide.

VK5AC

probably a dumb idea but 

Brunnings Bossweld 1.6 x 500mm Stainless Steel 316L TIG Rod - 20 Stick
5 (1)
I/N: 6380100

$18.88
Is the rod made of stainless steel?
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
But in practice, there is!

VK5MCH

I use 2mm Tig rod from Williams welding supplies. 1 metre long
Mick VK5MCH

VK5AGA

I will try the tig welding rod. Thanks for your info. G