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Re: [TowerTalk] 2 Meter with TV antenna

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 2 Meter with TV antenna
From: Eric - VE3GSI <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:33:52 -0500
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It sure is possible Will.  I've done it myself years ago with the TV antenna 
over the 2-meter antenna.  I chose that configuration simply because the TV 
antenna was smaller then the home-brew Long-John I was using on two meters 
so it did not look as top-heavy.  I honestly can't remember the separation I 
used, but knowing me it was as much space as I could safely get on a single 
mast. It worked just fine for me.

HOWEVER - Be aware, it was a challenge to 'time share' with my wife watching 
TV and me on the air as to who got to choose the direction of the antennas. 
If you're single or don't watch TV while on the air should not be a problem. 
The rotor control had it's own plug/jacks to use with both the TV and Ham 

Eventually I went with a simple omni type antenna on two meters, I am sure 
that antenna configuration saved our marriage. <grin>

Good luck,
Eric - VE3GSI.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Copeland"

> Is it possable to put a 15 elemt 2 meter beem antenna on the same mast 
> with a tv antenna, If so would it be better to put the tv antenna over or 
> under the 2 meter beam?


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