----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Stembaugh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 2:45 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34A and no tower
>I am picking up a KLM KT34A tomorrow, but I have no tower
>to mount it
> on yet. How risky is just mounting it and the rotor
> (hd-73) on a mast
> approximatley 27' in the air? The 20' mast will be
> mounted to the
> house at 3' and 18'. The antenna will be approx 6' above
> the rotor.
> Am I taking a bad risk or should I be OK for the short
> term? What is
> the minimum sized mast I should use below the rotor?
> The specs on the beam are 16' boom, 25' longest element,
> and 45lbs.
> Thanks and 73,
I wouldn't use a 6' mast above that little HD-73. The
rotator can't handle it. Mount the beam immediately above
If you put the rotator and beam right above the top house
bracket, you can probably get away with a cheesy mast, such
as chain link fence top rail. You could probably go 8 feet
above the house bracket with a fairly substantial mast, such
as 2" x 0.125" wall high carbon steel tubing, but you won't
be able to find a piece 26' long.
You could probably get it higher with a roof tripod. Put it
on a part of the house where the creaking, clanking and
moaning won't bother you. Reinforce the roof trusses.
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
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