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[TowerTalk] Lining up Antenna Elements

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lining up Antenna Elements
From: (rattmann)
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 10:48:21 -0700 (PDT)
Kurt wrote to Larry:
>The little secret I learned from my Elmer (my dad) was to not try to
>assemble antennas on the ground, or milk crates, or sawhorses, or any other
>such collection of stuff that will fool us by distorting the antenna.
>"The old man" always had a piece of 2" mast mounted in the ground expressly
>for the purpose of assembling antennas. 
>Once you've got the "assembly mast", life is wonderful. You can work on it
>at waist height (no groveling in the dirt), and you can adjust everything
>just like it will be up in on the tower.

Kurt's response is the correct one, Larry.  Once you have the boom levelled
and trussed on the temporary mast, the rest is easy.  Bonus:  When you get
it up on the tower later, all the truss hardware and boom-to-mast stuff will
fit perfectly, first time.

73, K6NA

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