[TowerTalk] 40M Homebrew Vertical - mounting ideas solicited

Hector Garcia,XE2K j_hector_garcia at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 22 12:36:01 EST 2014

Follow the DXE concept for vertical  raising  if you do not want to buy 
and yes you can build with metal places, just use the  insulators/clamps from DXE  to hold the radiator
take a look to the KX4O vertical on the web  and get more ideas
good luck with the project
J.Hector Garcia  XE2K / AD6D
Mexicali B.C  DM22fp / El Centro
P.O.Box 73 
El Centro CA 92244-0073
Tweeter @XE2K

 From: Larry Banks <larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net>
To: Tower Talk <towertalk at contesting.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:17 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] 40M Homebrew Vertical - mounting ideas solicited

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


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