I have some question regarding lightweight collapsible center support poles for dipole wire antennas widely used in Europe for SOTA activities and their availability in the US.
Is fiberglass a superior material for this use by way of functionality or is it just more cost effective?
If fiberglass is a superior material for this use, in what ways is this so? (strength, weight, RF neutrality, etc.)
Where might someone in the US get such fiberglass poles that are 10m in length or so? (I can only find the carbon ones made in Japan and sold by a vendor in New York and some crappie poles that are a maximum on 16 feet)
Why do I often see people on YouTube and other sources carrying 2 such poles with them but only ever see just one erected at any given SOTA summit?
So Cal Desert