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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by tuner, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Tib2K

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    Sorry I missed this....

    For some applications I think it will be fine.

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    In my case there is only 4' of top rail from the support to the bottom hoop of the AP.



    NOTE: this drawing was made for the original 20' mast the top rail installed was 21' so everything moved up 1 foot. IMG_20170913_120654-croped.jpg
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  2. Riverman71

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    What diameter, Homer?
    And if using more than one piece, how do you join them?
     
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  3. HomerBB

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    I usully use sizes 1-1/2, 1-1/4, and 1". All 10' long. One inside the other as push up pole. Drill a hole through the two smaller pipes 1' from the bottom of each and put a bolt through it so it sits on the larger pipe beneath it. Three of them is 28' tall. If I need more I use a 2" diameter pipe on the bottom. There is slack between 2" and 1-1/2" pipes so I wrap the 1-1/2" with some duct tape to reduce slop. With 4 pipes I get 37' height.
     
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  4. JAF0

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    And you could do a 5th pipe of 2.375", which I think is the largest my local Lowe's carries. So 46' from a pushup pole, not too bad. That's almost a 50' tower.
    If you placed 5' from a 2nd 2" about 3' into cement it would be self-standing until the first set of guy lines were tight, then a tall 12' "cherry-picker" ladder would allow you to access the top of the mast to place the antenna and begin the raise, with top guy lines already set of course.
     
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  5. Oscar Goldman

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    I have mine at the same height as your, and it works great for local and DX.
     
  6. Tib2K

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    I have absolutely no complaints with mine it flat works. I do think its one of the very best antennas I have ever had in the air. (DX and Local)

    101
    ˌwənˌōˈwən/

    adjective
    1. denoting an introductory course at college or university in the subject specified.
      • informal
        denoting the elementary or basic facts associated with the field or subject specified.
        "Radio & Antenna theory 101"
    Well for me, I have gone back to the basics. FT-101 and the AV-101.
     

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