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Re: [TowerTalk] Frestanding Dipole Support - inexpensive

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Frestanding Dipole Support - inexpensive
From: Ken <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:57:33 -0500
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If the wood fence has good solid wood posts, you can tie a 10 or 20 ft mast to 
it.   If  you can find 20' sections of pipe or chain link fence top rail, 
that's great.  I can't find that around here any more but what I am currently 
using is two ten foot sections of 1-1/2 & 1-3/4" conduit that slip inside each 
other for a decent 19 foot mast.  I just have it tied with rope to a sturdy 
fence post.

Alternately you could dig a new post hole and set a 16' pressure treated 4x4 in 
the hole ($17 at Lowes).   Rig an eye and/or pulley at the top before you erect 


On Dec 12, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Rick Scott wrote:

> I have a limited lot and want to try to put up a 160 loaded Dipole I have.  
> In the front of the lot I have a 35-40 tree I can use (Yes I know NVIS, But 
> only looking at 160m States) but in the back I have nothing to hold up the 
> other end with.  I have a Chain link meeting a Wood fence back there, but 
> what ever I use must be free standing.  Dont think it has to be that high 
> maybe 20ft or so.  
> I have a 25ft Push up flag pole in the front yard that would be ideal. It 
> holds a 4x6 flag  really well even with the huge winds we had recently. 
> However, I dont think the wife would like me moving it to the back yard.  
> Plus the expense precludes me getting another one, after the 746pro and the 
> steppir the ham budget is spent :).  
> So Im down to asking for ideas of what i could use thats 
> A. easy to assemble 
> B. Relatively Cheap.
> Ideas to ponder are welcome


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