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Author Topic: Mounting 2M beam on side of TV tower  (Read 4073 times)
VE3VVF
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« on: April 27, 2013, 09:15:09 AM »

Hi folks,
I am looking for the best way to mount my 8 element 2M beam off of the side of my TV tower.  I currently have it on a wooden pole out to the side attached to the tower legs with U bolts but I worried all winter when it was windy that the wood would snap and the antenna would come crashing in one of the windows of the house.  Can you suggest some mounting options.  This antenna is not end mounted but mounts in the center.

Thanks,
Scott
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 10:40:45 AM »

Scott --

A number of side-arm mounts and brackets are available for popular towers, such as Rohn 25G.
http://www.rohnnet.com/rohn-side-arm-dish-mounts-tie-backs

Rohn Brochure
http://www.rohnnet.com/resourcesmodule/download_resource/id/623/src/@random4a7744ab85d77/

The Antenna Farm
PO Box 145
Pray, MT 59065
http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1289_1035

Price shopping?

Hill Radio, Inc. in Bloomington, IL is one of largest Rohn distributors/dealers in USA.
http://hillradio.net/
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K1CJS
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 07:03:35 AM »

I had the same thought and mounted a 1/4 wave 2 meter antenna to the side of a mast using aluminum angle channels I bought at Home Depot.  I got a couple of four foot sections, cut one so I had a one foot piece and made up a bracket using the one foot piece at a runner to attach to the mast.  The four foot section I mounted out at right angles from the top of the runner and the three foot section was mounted as a support for the four footer from the bottom of the runner and tied into the four footer a little more than half way out.

I used stainless steel 1/4 inch screws, lockwashers and nuts to hold the thing together and stainless steel screw type hose clamps to mount it to the mast.  Yes, you've got to do a little cutting and measuring, but when together and mounted, it serves well as a standoff for a light antenna.  It's lasted me for many years and now serves as a scanner antenna mount off the side of my 2 meter antenna mast.  Total cost would probably be less than $20 now (it was less than $10 when I first made it)--that plus a couple of hours time.  Hope this helps you.  73!

Added--This would serve well for a light antenna only, I wouldn't try to use anything heavy with it.
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