On 6 Sep 97, John Brosnahan <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm mounting a TH-7 on a small TIC ring. Have a couple of ideas
> on how to mate them, but looking for any alternative suggestions.
> Any clever ideas on how to do the job without causing problems
> with the transmission line between the dual driven elements?
> Thanks--John W0UN
Hi John - Been there, done that! I just mounted it off center
(believe it was abt 1 foot, but can't recall exactly). The TIC is
certinaly rugged enough to handle this slightly off-center load.
To support the backstays, I took a piece of angle iron with holes in
it, and connected it to the outer 2 bolts of the assembly that holds
the two boom halves together. Then took a 3 ft piece of thin walled 2
inch OD tubing, and attached it verttically to the angle iron with a
U bolt. Then just connect your back stays to it (a lot cheaper than
springing for TIC's backstay support).
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA FRC alternate: email@example.com
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