[TowerTalk] FW: Tubular mast question

Matt maflukey at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 01:06:18 EST 2017

Hi Terry,

What do you plan to use for 36 ft mast?  Double random section of aluminum
pipe?   Or are you referring to a telescopic mast of some sort? 

About 20 years ago I had a 33JR up on a 4-section, 36 ft light duty steel
push-up pole that sat on the ground and attached to the eve of my house at
about 16 ft up.   I only extended the pole out to about 32 or 33 ft -
essentially a half wavelength on 20m.     I used one set of rope guys and
mounted a TV rotor at the top.   It held up to 45 mph winds just fine (no
ice).  I still use that same antenna and mast for field day sometimes but
with 3 sets of guys - the lowest set just holds the mast in place while I
push it up - simple one man operation if it's not windy.

Hope this helps & good luck on your project.


-----Original Message-----
From: TowerTalk [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Terry
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 8:23 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tubular mast question

I want to put a Mosley TA 33 Jr. that weighs 21 lbs. on a 36 ft.  tubular

My rotor will be at the bottom of the mast. I will put a bearing that
attaches to my house by a bracket at 16 ft. 

Will it be possible to get some size of aluminum tubing to use that can
stick up 20 ft. unsupported that will hold the antenna?  


Terry, N7TB


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