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Date Posted by Category User IP

2016-11-22 (UTC)

K0HPS

Towers & Access

c-71-204-177-175.hsd1.ca.comcast.net

Portable tilt&push up FD "tower" $90

I have two tilt-up “towers.” One is home made by taking a push-up mast and attaching it (with super heavy duty clamps) to a 10’ 2x6 and then hinging that to another 2x6 that I would drive on to hold it down. Then I would attach the antenna and tilt the collapsed mast with antenna up against the side of a truck or trailer and strap it in place. Then I would climb on top of the truck (or on a ladder) and push up the mast sections with the aid of a helper. Finally guy lines were attached to whatever was handy (car bumpers, trees and an occasional stake). We only used the bottom (largest) three sections of the mast so the height was approximately 35’ including the base and the rotor. The antenna we were using was a Hy-Gain 153BA, three-element 15-meter Yagi. This setup would not be ideal for permanent mounting due to the wood base. The mast was a 50’ (either Rohn or Chanel Master brand, I’ve used both and they seem identical) but I only used the three largest diameter (bottom) sections. I have a detailed set of instructions for using this setup, including some drawings. $90. Does not include guys (we just used nylon rope), rotor or antenna. Pick up in SF Bay Area.

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