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Re: [TowerTalk] Mast for Satellite Beam K3MH

To: 'Tower Talk' <>,Michael Hatzakis Jr MD <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mast for Satellite Beam K3MH
From: Gene Smar <>
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:07:24 -0500 (CDT)
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     You might consider surplus <rocket launcher> mast AB-577 or AB-155, 
referred to at .  I 
have no personal experience with this material other than to have seen it 
installed at a local Ham's QTH where he used it to support a 6M Yagi.  The base 
is guyed, but higher sections are fed into the base and crancked up into 
position from that base, where another section is added for greater height.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

From: Michael Hatzakis Jr MD <>
Date: 2007/09/01 Sat PM 02:58:46 CDT
To: 'Tower Talk' <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Mast for Satellite Beam K3MH

Hi guys,

I am looking for a good telescoping mast to mount my Satellite beams on a
tool shed.  Problem is, I need extra height to clear my house and I'd like
to be able to lower it for maintenance.  A little more detail on my

I currently have my Satellite beams mounted to my chimney with a standard
configuration, ie., Yaesu AZI-ELE rotor with 9 foot fiberglass cross pole
and two 20' beams, one for 440 and other for 144.  I use a thick wall
aluminum mast using a fairly standard chimney brackets.  In the recent
storms I was reminded of how cheaply houses are built and I simply have not
been able to get good purchase into the plywood of the chimney.  

I am in the process of building a tool shed on the side of my house and
given the proximity to the house, I may not have good access to the chimney,
so I want to move it.  Problem is, I will need extra height from my tool
shed to clear the house. 

Any ideas?  What I would like is something perhaps 20-25 feet high to clear
my house, sturdy enough not to wiggle too much yet something I can lower and
be able to work on the antennas.  Up to now I had to climb on the roof
clinging to the chimney.  Not ideal as I get older..!!

Anyone who has a few moments to help me ponder this, I'll send photos.

Michael  K3MH


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