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Re: DIY LED WHIP
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2022, 11:36:50 PM »
they are green only to match my wildcat

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Re: DIY LED WHIP
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2022, 07:04:57 PM »
Nice.  Are they only white lights or are they multi-color controlled by a remote?

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DIY LED WHIP
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 04:09:38 PM »
HI Guys
built a set of LED Whips for my wildcat and will work great for our 6x6 also, below are my instructions and parts, the caliber was to show PRE heat shrink measurement to show 3/4 ID heatshrink is perfect. Next I might by some POLY tube to cover for added impact strength. no picture lighted as it just showed a bright blob in my phone LOL.
1) 2 each 3 foot 1/2" dia aluminum rod ( free from work)
2) 2 each rolls of 16.4 feet, waterproof IP6 5050 waterproof flexible 600 led strip from (SUYOOULIN) bought from amazon, $40.00
3) 2 each 4 foot 3/4 ID heat shrink (Diameter 3/4 Inch Dual Wall Clear Heat Shrink Tubing 3:1, 4Ft Long Electrical Shrink Tube for Wires, Marine Grade Shrink Tube with Adhesive Lined Waterproof) from Amazon, $16.00
Instructions, total cost 56 dollars
1. threaded last 1.5 inch of rod to 3/8x24 (standard CB antenna mount) used a lath as by hand 1st one went cocked
2. left LED in its water proof cover and wrapped tightly around length of rod, not overlapping plastic sleeve. temporarily secured with tape, cut excess
3. put black heat shrink (from work) on each end to hold tight in place
4. slipped 3/4 heat shrink down entire pole, heated and POOF DONE.