You can mount it upside down if you want.
BUT, if the antenna has any down tilt, it will now be up tilt. And you will
most likely fill it with water. As I remember, it does rain in Florida. Good
luck on keeping the water out.
From: "Mike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Downside Up G-7
> Dale, yes, fear of lightning. My firm belief, and no amount of science (or
> theory) will shake it, is that verticals and lightning are natural
> Lightning and high-mounted verticals have an absolute lust for each
> other..... ;-)
> 73, Mike (in Florida)
> On 3/27/2011 11:04 AM, Dale M. Schwartz wrote:
>> True that the upside-down vertical can only talk to other upside-down
>> antennas, for working Australia and that part of the world where
>> EVERYTHING is upside-down, it should work great!
>> Seriously Mike, why are you unwilling to mount it in the tower mast?
>> Fear of attracting lightning? Just curious.
>> Dale. K4ROZ
>>> Message: 2
>>> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 19:48:14 -0600
>>> From: "Ken Kinyon"<email@example.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Downside up G7
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>>> If you mount it upside down, you will only be able to communicate with
>>> stations that have upside down vertical polarization. ;<)
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mike
>>> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:03
>>> To: towertalk reflector
>>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Downside up G7
>>> I'm thinking about taking down my Rohn 25 and replacing it with a
>>> I have a
>>> G7 (2M) on a stand-off on the side of the 25. What is the impact of
>>> the G7
>>> bottoms up on a stand-off on the top section of the crank-up? Mounting
>>> it on
>>> top of
>>> the mast isn't going to happen.
>>> 73, Mike NF4L
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