Topband: Temporary antenna suggestion for 160

Chortek, Robert L. Robert.Chortek at
Sun Dec 15 23:07:48 EST 2019


I mounted the bottom of the pole onto a 6’ piece of 3” PVC Pipe buried 3’ into the ground,  I then extended the first two (or was it three) sections of the pole and attached it to the Eave of the house.

At that point I went onto the roof and extended the pole one section at a time -  starting with the top section. As each section was extended I twisted the sections to lock them in place and tightened the hose clamp. 

I repeated the process until the entire 60’ pole was extended.

The pole is so well designed and so perfectly balanced it stood straight up, only attached at the base and the Eave, while I attached the guy wires at the anchor points and put out the top loading wires to their tie off points.

I raised and lowered the antenna three times by myself without incident.  It’s actually very easy!

My prior vertical was made of aluminum tubing and took 4 people to erect, with considerable effort, stress and cussing (on my part).  The spiderbeam was a “piece of cake”!


Bob AA6VB 
Robert L. Chortek

> On Dec 15, 2019, at 7:51 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at> wrote:
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>> On 12/15/2019 6:52 PM, Chortek, Robert L. wrote:
>> Easy!
>> Get a 60’ Spiderbeam Fibeeglaas pole. Run a wire up the side and top load it with two 44’ wires running out at 45 degrees or less.
>> Mine was so easy to install I was able to it alone with any trouble at all in a few hours.
>> Bob AA6VB
>> Robert L. Chortek
> So Bob, tell us the technique you used to erect the pole
> easily by yourself.
> 73
> Rick N6RK

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