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Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions
From: "David Thompson" <>
Reply-to: David Thompson <>, "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:18:25 -0400
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When TV was young my family had a 50 foot Rohn Push up mast.  Ours was 
installed ground mount next to the house.  This was about 1953.
I remember there were two types of house mounting.  There was a flat plate 
to mount the mast
on a flat portion of the roof.  There was also a mount for the top of the 
roof that fit the pitch.  A TV repair man made a living for a number of 
installing these with a Channel master TV antenna at the top.

I was located 150 miles from New Orleans and TV station WDSU required such 
an installation for decent reception.  We were happy when TV stations in 
Jackson, Ms  Baton Rouge, and Monroe appeared at 70 to 90 miles.

I watched these TV pros install several of these in our area and after 
putting one up at Field day years later I suggest a professional 

Dave K4JRB 


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