[TowerTalk] 40M Homebrew Vertical - mounting ideas solicited
larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net
Wed Jan 22 13:40:19 EST 2014
Thanks Dan -- just the kind if simple idea I am looking for. You even have
the "raising fixture" shown that is close to what I envision!
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Schaaf" <dan-schaaf at att.net>
To: "Larry Banks" <larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40M Homebrew Vertical - mounting ideas solicited
> I hope that I understand your question/dilemma. If so. take a look at the
> drawing I just made.
> I can imagine buying 3 pieces of pressure treated 2 x 4 . Then use 2 of
> as your "mast support" and the third one as your mast. Put a hinge pin at
> the top of the 2 mast supports and put the mast in between. Now you have
> 3 2x4s parallel except the middle one would extend above the supports by
> enough to attach the vertical antenna onto. Then connect a rope at the
> bottom of the middle 2x4 so that you can raise and lower the antenna .
> You just need to find a way to support the 2 outer pieces of wood. Maybe
> against the side of a house.
> If you arrange the elevate radials correctly, this will tilt down between
> Best Regards
> Dan Schaaf
> K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Banks
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:17 PM
> To: Tower Talk
> 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
> method should not effect the radiation pattern -- implying that it cannot
> 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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