You could also bolt on a section of fence railing to the 4X4 and get
even higher. Higher is better.
Our 160 dipole in J6 was not good at about 20 ft above ground even with
a 200ft drop off directly in front of it. We lashed two extension
ladders and a piece of pvp to the ladders and laid that into a tree and
the apex was up about 40ft and it worked much much better.
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
On 12/12/2011 9:57 AM, Ken wrote:
> 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 it.
> Ken WA8JXM
> 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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