[TowerTalk] Antenna Supports
Richard (Rick) Karlquist
richard at karlquist.com
Fri Jun 17 20:08:29 PDT 2011
On 6/17/2011 1:43 PM, Kshaddrick wrote:
> One of my summer antenna projects is to put up two 40m dipoles in an inverted V arrangement perpendicular to each other. I'd like the apex of the V to be a half wave length above the ground, so a little over 68 feet. What can be used for a support for something like this? Can the 4 foot aluminum/fiberglass mast sections available on eBay be used at that height (guyed of course)? That would be about 17 or 18 of those sections, not sure how stable that would be. Other suggestions?
3 inch aluminum irrigation pipe has worked well for me.
I use an additional 30 foot piece as a "falling derrick"
to erect the main mast. Details on my site www.n6rk.com.
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