The same company that makes our Buddipole™ tripod also makes this mast for us exactly to our specifications. We then affix a custom machined adapter to thread seamlessly into the center tee of the Buddipole™. We wanted something that would collapse to 22" and extend to 9 feet 6 inches (add another 12" when mounted on the tripod).
This mast fits perfectly inside a pocket in the nylon 'packcloth' carrying bag that comes with the Buddipole™. The antenna and mast can then be placed within the black thermoplastic case (provided with the Buddipole™) for traveling. The mast is made from 6061 Aluminum and is anodized in black.