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
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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