Originally Posted by BJ radionut
The Lazy H is a great antenna...Horz or Vert....
Here's another idea if you thought about using a cheap TV rotor to turn one with.
All the Best
Originally Posted by KF5FUR
I have an 2 old channel master rotators, one from the 90's that is still made by Radio Shack and an older one that is from the 70's that mounts the rotated pole through the unit, it seems a lot more stable than the one that has the mount out of the top, in fact it lurches to the side every time it moves, piece of crap for anything not light and with a low wind load rating. The older one works with the Channel Master style R. Shack box. Don't know how much longer all that will last, I wonder if the motors have brushes, anyone know? They are all worm gear setups so maybe they are brushless motors.
From Full wave 11m horizontal co-phased antennas
I have decide to post an update on what I am
going to do with the co-phased setup.
I will be using the 2 antennas and cable from the co-phased big rig kit I purchased when I was planning on using them for my pick up truck (but don't worry, I went with 102" SS whip for that)
I have aluminum pipe to separate the antennas up to 12 feet, any recommendations on the proper width of separation would be welcome. I have another L style antenna mount bracket to mate the horizontal pipe to the vertical (which has a nut welded to the top) I can just bolt it down to it through the stud hole. It will be light weight and have low wind loading. All I will have to do is turn the rotator 180* for full 360* coverage. The antenna setup can be used for 11 meters till I get a 10 meter rig and then all I will have to do is trim the wires on the antennas and it will be great for that. Eventually the antennas can be replaced with some other better ones. Here's some pics...
This one I stated earlier as being a Channel Master.. Sorry its a Alliance Tenna Rotator SAM_1077.JPG
As you can see the rotated portion is through the body SAM_1078.JPG
Here is another look, but the innards. Very clean for its (unknown) age SAM_1076.JPG
I'm not going to use that one, I just put that up to show what kind I was talking about when I said they lurch to the side a bit when you move them, no good for heavier antenna setups also with higher wind loads. SAM_1079.JPG
Here's a bundle pic of the stuff, excluded are the angle bracket I forgot to include in it and the steel vertical pipe that is to nasty to bring in. SAM_1081.jpg
I had to crop it so the pic is crowded
My concern is can I hook that 75 Ohm slit harness to a 50 Ohm cable, because I do not have enough 75 Ohm cable to reach the 9ft reach of the split harness, and some length will also be tied up horizontally. Since a CB
and I also assume a 10 meter rig will operate with either cable and yes I know, 75 for Co-phased and 50 for single. Just curious. Also what would it do if it is not recommended to?