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Old 07-25-2010, 12:48 PM
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has anyone tried this or like this picture!
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has anyone tried this or like this picture!
i auctually thought about doing this exact same thing. if this is yours
please keep me updated
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That doesn't look like an Imax to me. It looks more like a Hygain type mult-element vertical. Maybe you are just referring to the Maco GPK.

No I have not tried one. What size mast does it fit and does it come with radials? If so, how long are they?
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:32 PM
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id suggest reading this thread ......

To Ground Plane, or not to Ground Plane? That is the question...

and this thread ........

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What size mast does it fit and does it come with radials? If so, how long are they?
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That doesn't look like an Imax to me. It looks more like a Hygain type mult-element vertical. Maybe you are just referring to the Maco GPK.

No I have not tried one. What size mast does it fit and does it come with radials? If so, how long are they?
this is more like a reference i have a imax 20 feet off my chimney with two sections of 10 ft mast and no ground.in the back yard i have a spare maco 5/8 with a hub and 4-10ft ground planes.i was thinking of setting the hub at the bottom by the feedline and i was not sure about whether i should isolate the antenna from the mast or not. thanks for those links booty i already read through all of those and nothing seems quite clear.i found a couple of posts on the net about people who have done this,one guy claimed he modified the bracket on the bottom and put 4 ground planes just under the tuning rings.the other guy with that picture claimed the same only he mounted them at the bottom by the feed like the picture.

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this is more like a reference i have a imax 20 feet off my chimney with two sections of 10 ft mast and no ground.in the back yard i have a spare maco 5/8 with a hub and 4-10ft ground planes.i was thinking of setting the hub at the bottom by the feedline and i was not sure about whether i should isolate the antenna from the mast or not. thanks for those links booty i already read through all of those and nothing seems quite clear.i found a couple of posts on the net about people who have done this,one guy claimed he modified the bracket on the bottom and put 4 ground planes just under the tuning rings.the other guy with that picture claimed the same only he mounted them at the bottom by the feed like the picture.
I would just mount it on the masting directly below the antenna feedpoint. Otherwise, the IMAX will just use the masting for the ground plane. That is the way I have mine set up - BTW - works fine and has a low SWR to boot...
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I misspoke, thinking the image had anything at all specific to do with the question.
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