[TowerTalk] 40M Homebrew Vertical - mounting ideas solicited

Larry Banks larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net
Wed Jan 22 12:17:49 EST 2014

Hi all,

I am building a homebrew 40M vertical with raised radials.  (Yes, I have studied the N6LF and K3LC literature.)  

It will be sitting on a 10 foot metal mast.  I am looking for ideas for mounting the driven element.  I want to be able to tilt the vertical over without effecting the radials.  Obviously, the radials and driven element must not be electrically connected to the mast or each other.  The mounting method should not effect the radiation pattern -- implying that it cannot be fabricated out of metal.  I also want to be able to raise the vertical myself without my XYL needing to help me.  I plan on fabricating this myself, only purchasing raw materials. 

I am open to any weird ideas!  Pictures are especially helpful.  

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

More information about the TowerTalk mailing list