> >I have been slowly gathering parts needed for an insulated from ground
> >to use on 160 and 80.Got 90 feet of tower now and looking for some
> >insulators.I saw a while back that Array Solutions had some for like 200
> >bucks,now all I see is the ones for 1095 bucks.That won't work.Any help?
> >Greg K9KL
Here is an out of the box think on your problem. I got a Coast Guard
aluminum anodized 90 ft radiator that was removed from the Coast Guard
station in Monterey, for free. An old navaid no longer used. The radiator
was mounted on a Lapis brand conical insulator with steel top plate with
mounting studs, and a steel fitting on the ceramic base, that would be
placed on a, say, 2" short stud, protruding about 3" above a concrete base.
See these pictures of similar, though slightly larger Lapis insulators:
You miight look for some ham/Broadcast Engineers in your area to see if
there are any graveyards with old antenna stuff in them, maybe insulators.
The other thing is, a lot of old navaids are being taken down, Non
Directional Beacons.. perhaps there is one nearby that you can salvage parts
from.. Again I think It would be good to look up Broadcast engineers in your
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