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short tilting mast

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by BOOTY MONSTER, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. got my post in the ground for my little 18 ft tilting mast . its a 12 ft treated 4x6 a hair over 2 ft in the ground with 80 lbs of wet concrete . the top is braced to a 2x6 lag bolted to the rafter tails under the soffitt .

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    here's the finished idea .

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    theres a 1/2 inch bolt that will go in the bottom a foot off the ground . it will also go through the mast so it can pivot over .


     
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  2. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

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    That should do it, Booty. We do wht we can and enjoy the results. Your V4k will rock up there.
     
  3. gamegetter

    gamegetter Well-Known Member

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    roger that

    it's good until you decide otherwise, like most of us.(y)

    enjoy
     
  4. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Its about time you got your V4K off of the ground. Looks good BTW.
     
  5. thanks for the interest guys . i got a start on it and got the sections drilled for bolting together . i ran out of the real good black duct tape though , i hope to get some more tomorrow . im using it in strips layered along the length of the 1 1/2 conduit to make a nice snug fit by filling in the space between the outside of the 1 1/2 and the inside of the 2 inch . im gonna do a 2 ft overlap with a 5/16 nut , bolt and lock washer in the middle of the overlapping sections . heres a pic of what i got so far .....

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  6. i got it done , ill put a antenna on it over the weekend .. im tired and its starting to drizzle .

    here's the bottom with the 1/2 inch bolt going through the 2 inch pipe and the 3 1/2 inch side of the treated 4x6 .

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    here's the bracket that holds it , its 2 of the 2 inch conduit brackets doubled up . i also added a bent rod to hold it in place while im taking the bracket on and off .

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    here's a pic of the other side i did 2 holes for the rod for either side

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    and here's a view of it from the deck . i angled the hole for the rod/pin down so wouldn't vibrate out

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    its seems plenty sturdy for a omni ...... i wouldn't put beams and a rotor with additional mast between them though . i think this would work pretty well with a freestanding 6x6 away from a house also . given the ammount of trees around the house , the deck and power lines on the 100 ft + towers back behind the house i didn't feel that wasn't a option for me ...... i didnt want the tip of the antenna directly under those lines :eek:
     
  7. gamegetter

    gamegetter Well-Known Member

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    i like it for sure

    ingenuity and neccesity is the mother of invention!

    (y)
     
  8. HomerBB

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    When you get the V4k on there, back up and give us a view of the whole thing in one shot if you can...
    It's coming along very nicely.
     
  9. thanks guys . a did a video of it tilting over , but it came out really dark . probably cause it was overcast and on a old digital camera , been raining steady about 45 mins now . yep homer , ill definitely do a far away pic to show the whole setup when its done . the feed-point is gonna be about 19 ft 6 inches , so with 31 1/2 ft of vertical the tip will at 51 ft .
     
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  11. HomerBB

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    (y)
     
  12. office888

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    Any reason why you didn't just put a 5 ft or 10 ft tripod with 10 ft of mast on the roof?

    Looks great otherwise!
     
  13. i rent and i'm way too fat to be climbing on the roof :eek:
    i also wanted to be able to have easy access to tune and tinker with it .... and possibly other projects in the future :D
     
  14. RustDemon

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    I really like that antenna and mast set up.
     

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