I can picture this in my mind, but isn't that a lot of stress to put
on the u-bolt and mast since you now have the entire weight of the
antenna pulling down on the "boom section" with no counter-weight on
the other side?
On 6/11/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> Kelly, n6kj, is looking for a way to swivel his 2el/40m to vertical so he can
> work on it without having to drop........errrr, lower it from the tower.
> Kelly, If my ageing memory serves me correctly, the PVRC came up with a mount
> to do just this. I think it was even included in the ARRL handbook at one
> time. Nothing more than a short "Boom section" attached to the mast, coming
> out horizontally about 10" or so. Then you would mount the boom from the
> antenna onto the stub by rotating the mounting plate horizontal (same plane
> as the elements). Does this "rattle" anyone else's grey matter? Maybe point
> Kelly to a picture/drawing??
> GD luck with your project.
> K9WN Jake
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