IIX Equipment is now selling antenna mounting hardware for telephone poles.
At 10:44 PM 12/28/1997 -0500, David L. Thompson wrote:
>There was an article in QST in about 1957 about mounting antennas on
>telephone poles. This material was repeated in ARRL Handbooks and antenna
>for many years (thru the late 70's).
>I used this method to mount a Gonset Tri-bander (18' boom)and then two
>quads. It works and allows for most any rotators. I started with an old
>CDE TV type and later used the HAM-M. The top coupling turns to help
>installing the mast and also acts as a sleeve bearing to take some of the
>weight and downward moment off the rotor. You do need the bottom mounting
>Maybe its time for QST to repeat the article (or someone may have an updated
>version)...get it in print.
>The other option is to build a track system up the pole. Then you can raise
>and lower the antenna/rotor. K5RFJ (now W4XJ) used this type of of system.
>K4EZ also had such a system near Atlanta.
>73, Dave K4JRB
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