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[TenTec] Backyard mast

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Subject: [TenTec] Backyard mast
From: mark@microenh.com (Mark Erbaugh)
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 21:37:20 -0400

Just a few of thoughts.

1) the ARRL Antenna hanbook used to (my newest copy is from the 80's) have
plans for a mast made from 3 - 20' 2 by 4's. Two at the bottom and one at
the top. With a little overlap that gives you just under 40 feet. It needs
to be guyed, but you could probably permanently install the guy anchors, so
you just raist the mast and attach the guys.

2) I spoke with Jim at Radio Works about supporting a Carolina Windom 160 (I
don't have antenna restrictions <g>). I assume that the CW 40 has the same
feature, but this antenna has an insulator about 16 feet from the vertical
radiator from which you can hang the antenna. That way the vertical radiator
is away from a metallic mast.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim and Nancy Logan" <cyr999@extremezone.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 9:51 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Backyard mast

> Hello again -
> I live in an antenna restricted area and having been successfully using
> a horizontal loop on my roof since I started in HAM a year ago. I use
> primarily CW. I have talked to Australia and New Zealand with it on 5
> watts so it works well enuff to have fun - but I would like to
> experiment.
> I recently bought a Carolina Windom 40 from Radio Works. It has a
> vertical radiator. I would like to figure out a way to put up a
> non-metallic mast (in less than 5 minutes) in the late evening so that I
> can try this and other antennas late at nite when the mast is not
> bothering the troops. Does anyone have a suggestion for a mast that can
> be easily erected and taken down each evening? Or any experiences in
> trying the same? I certainly can figure something out - but why reinvent
> the wheel if someone else has tried a good idea. Thanks to all. 73, Tim
> Logan KB7OEX Gilbert, AZ
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