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Author Topic: Hexbeam in a HOA  (Read 3946 times)
KH6DC
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« on: April 03, 2013, 11:22:09 AM »

I moved to a HOA in 2012 and sold my Traffie Hexbeam to a buddy of mine.  I have a concrete slab in the backyard that's hidden from the road with clearance of about 15 feet turning radius.  However I want to keep it as low as possible.  Does anyone know of a crankup tower or mast that can go as low like around 6 feet then crank up to say around 30 feet that can hold a rotator and a 5 band Hex?

thanks very much in advanced!
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de Delwyn, KH6DC
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 12:39:07 PM »

Hello Neighbor! 

There's some good stuff in here.   Notice the bottom photo of the guy working it on the floor practically.

I'm thinking under 30ft should be doable without too much work.   Maybe that 28ft pushup from DX Engineering and try it with 2 pieces at 20ft if that works. 

In the down position it's 10ft and becomes a laundry line  Smiley

You can also get a few pieces of just the fiberglass pole.  I bought the 50ft pole from DX.   Didn't use the top 2 pieces.  Painted it all flat black.   Shipped UPS for just under $200 total.

Put a galvanized fencing pipe from Home Depot in the ground the this bottom piece will fit perfectly over it.

http://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-ftk50   

The extra distance from 20 to 30 is sketchy for something HOA, up and down, neighbors, ropes etc....

Use the black 3/16 antenna rope they sell.   3 guys.    Paint the antenna Flat Black (everything).

http://k4kio.com/towers.html

http://www.dxengineering.com/search/department/towers/product-line/rohn-telescoping-masts?autoview=SKU 
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WB3BEL
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 12:50:50 PM »

http://www.texasantennas.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=188&Itemid=185

or maybe you want the 834 taller version...
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