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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions
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Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:10:56 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
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That's what I'm trying to find - someone who does this for a living - safely. I 
may have actually found a local  one, listed on the internet. 

If they can support a TV antenna and rotor, you'd think that they can surely 
support a 2M-sized ground plane antenna and an inverted vee.


-----Original Message-----
>From: David  Thompson <>
>Sent: Apr 20, 2010 1:18 PM
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions
>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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