This is the perfect mast for portable operation. Made of rugged telescoping fiberglass sections, the mast will extend to a full 10 meters (32'+). The mast sections are 1.7" in diameter at the base and less than a quarter inch at the tip. When collapsed, the total length is just 26" making this ideal for packing on the trail or air travel. This mast will handle a full size quarter wave ground plane, inverted vee or sloper on any band down to 40m.