Once an antenna has been assembled using a PVRC mount, what you
describe is fairly common. It allows the mount per se to be reused for
other jobs. It also reduces the leverage the antenna has to pull the
mast to one side as the PVRC mount moves the center of gravity away
from the mast.
But most of the large installations I have seen with PVRC mounts leave
them in place to facilitate repair.
One PVRC op I know, N4AF, who has been grazed or hit head-on by eight
hurricanes in as many years**, leaves the mounts up so he can remove
elements easily before the wind gets there, and put them back up
His QTH in eastern NC is my all-time definition of "Hurricane Alley".
Howie also hosts the NY4A M/M efforts. He lost more towers and
antennas in Fran in '96 than in all the rest of the storms combined.
(PVRC since '63)
1996 Fran in Cary, NC
1997 none, moved to Beaufort County, NC
1999 Dennis, Floyd
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> A deviation was made to the PVRC Mount technique described in the
> Antenna Handbook. The ant. was mounted to the mast using the
> boom to mast plate. The Handbook's description of the PVRC Mount
> has the ant. permanently attached to the Mount. The ground crew,
> gin pole to lift the ant. off of the PVRC Mount's cross arm, allowed
> us, Larry - K7SV, on top of the tower to easily maneuver the ant.
> The above is provided as a possible technique someone else may use
> trigger a further modification of the technique for getting their
> the top the tower.
> An further description plus pictures of the PVRC Mount technique
> install the 4L SteppIR are available via e-mail.
> Mike, K4GMH
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