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5 element yagi horz. and a omni on top?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by Benny56, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Benny56

    Benny56 New Member

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    Hi all I am installing a yagi and Omni on the same mast on a 60ft tower cb ssb use.
    How high above the tower should I mount the yegi and how high above the yagi should I mount the 1/4 wave Omni?
    Any other input would be appreciated.
    Thanks Benny


     

  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    I usually mount just under the vertical. Are we talking about an 11 meter omni? if so, be berries replacing it with something higher in gain.
     
  3. Benny56

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    Hi Mudfoot and thanks for the input and yes that was my plan, but some on is teling me 12 ft I think he is thinking of stacking to of the same.
    one? be berries/ I don't get it
    Thanks Benny
     
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    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    What is the vertical your putting up?
     
  5. Benny56

    Benny56 New Member

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    Don't laugh Tram 1499 POS I know.
    My concern is height above the tower.
    Open to your thoughts. Thanks Benny
     
  6. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    At a minimum, I'd install an Antron 99, IMAX 2000 above the Yagi. That's hard work properly installing a yagi on a 60' tower. That Tram vertical would be a turd.
     
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  7. Benny56

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    Lets look at this, POS I know. I am pushing the height of my yagi it will be tree top level.
    1- I don't want something BIG above it flopping in the wind saying hay look at me.
    2- I don't want to drop the tower when big wind hits and brakes my Omni.
    Any suggestions on a good stout Omni 1/2 wave?
    I know the hxxx with the neighbors and go for it.
    AND
    Thanks for taking the time!
    Benny
     
  8. davev8

    davev8 Gold Star/Marvin Award Member

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    i just googled the tram and i have had dealings with a very similar antenni in someone's loft and it was pants... it was swapped for a DV27 on a dustbin lid for much better results..the A99 or President Himalaya WB for 1/2 wave but a gain master or a I max don't look a lot more obvious ...if you have to go stealth a mobile 1/4 wave tank whip will work much better than the tram
     
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    Thanks to all.
    davev8 I think your wright about the trunk mount had thoughts along those lines.
    But going in a different direction 5/8 on roof top.
     

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