Iv read all the manuals, and watched the training film on utub, but I couldent tell from the poor picture quality in the manuals if the poles broke down or not.
the piece I'm really interested in is the round disk that all the cables clip into. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref ... M5-20D.PDF
it looks like its made to slide up and down the pole.
I see the poles have a square plate on the bottom. I would think it screws on or clips on.
we do have some basket heads. but im more interested in the flattop, and pattern configuration.
especially for AAA. that manual (FM 5-20 F) seems to be lost to history.