This topic comes up every so often. The original article was in a 1955 or
56 QST and later in the ARRL Handbook and Antenna Book. I mounted a Gonset
Tri-Bander on top of a 50 foot pole. I found another article by a K0 in a
1968 QST (looks more complicated than the original).
N0AFW (now N0FW) had an excellent article in something like a 1984 QST.
The idea of a hazer or tram has also been used with success. K5RFJ (later
W4XJ) had a big quad on a tall pole with a tram. K4EZ also used a tram for
years in Atlanta. K4JC had several 80 footers with trams so he could
compare 4and 5 el beams to 4 element quads.
He had a QST article in the late 60's or early 70's.
I always say contact your local utility company and get climbing
spikes/steps so you can climb the pole (with a good climbing belt of
course), too. Do this before the pole is mounted.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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