On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 01:02:28PM -0500, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> I think the biggest problem is the lack of suitable antenna/mast/rotator
> mounting hardware. After all, wooden utility poles are loaded like crazy with
> lots of crossarms, wires, transformers, etc. so some ham stuff wouldn't be a
> If you were so inclined, you could design a suitable fixture for the
> array yourself and then get it built by a local fabricator or welding shop.
> probably opt for something that's one-piece to eliminate any potential
> A simple way to accomplish this whole thing is to use some 25 or 45G
> hardware. Lots of configuration options and all you have to do is figure out
> to attach it to the pole; one way would be to just drop the tower sections
> the top of the pole. Gary, NI6T, has such an arrangement in a big tree at his
Back in the early 1950s (when I was much younger,) I visited Steve,
K6EWL, and saw the power pole that his father Charlie (W6CN?) had
installed. I believe it had a steel track along the side with the
rotator and yagi mounted to a platform which could be lowered for
adjustments. Possibly one of the Glen Martin hazers could be mounted to
a pole in a similar manner.
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Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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