Low Cost Top Loaded Vertical de N4KG
Top loading the Radio Shack "push-up" mast sounds good to me.
They make 3, 4,& 5 section versions, up to 48 ft., just PUSH them up!
Guy the bottom section and get a tall step ladder to push up the rest.
Be sure to secure the ladder to the mast or have someone hold it steady.
Guy every other section.
With 4 way guying, you can lay the mast out on the ground, add a 20 ft
pipe or 2 X 4, straight up, attached at the base, with a set of guys
to the top of the 20 ft support and a pull rope. Pull the support back
to the ground and the mast will follow to the upright position. Be sure
secure the base so it cannot move along the ground. Attach the side guys
to their anchors, as well as the "back" guy. Hope this "word" picture is
I cannot take credit for this clever idea. I saw it in a VERY OLD QST,
40's or early 50's. The military used this technique to raise masts up
de Tom N4KG
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