[SCCC] Flat Roofs and Stucco--Antenna Installation

Marty Woll n6vi at socal.rr.com
Thu Jun 18 15:02:02 EDT 2020

Hi, Clayton.

I learned the hard way that roof penetrations on a flat roof should be
avoided.  The weighted-down stand method sounds fine for what you want to
put up (as long as the Moxon isn't for 40m or such).

Side penetrations are less problematic.  Once you locate the studs under the
stucco siding, you can drill into the center of them and use lag bolts to
fasten mast brackets.  A little sealer and paint, and it should be fine.


Marty N6VI

-----Original Message-----
From: SCCC [mailto:sccc-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Clayton Nall
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:30 AM
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Subject: [SCCC] Flat Roofs and Stucco--Antenna Installation

What experience do you all have installing antenna systems on 1) flat-roof
homes and 2) homes with stucco siding?  Among other ideas, I'm entertaining
the possibility of bracketing a mast for wire antennas to a stucco wall,
but am not sure the best way to go about that.

I'm looking to collect best practices in this area before I start
cutting/sawing through my walls or mounting anything on my roof.  The
following website seems to provide a good start, but I'd welcome more ideas
from the list.

The antennas mounted will probably be VHF verticals and Moxons/small beams,
plus light wire HF antennas.

Clayton Nall
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