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Author Topic: Suggestion for an easy up and down mast for me  (Read 4792 times)
W8JI
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2012, 06:16:19 PM »

Interesting.

I was looking for a mast to assemble, store (while assembled), or even test antennas on. I almost decided on a Rohn mast. I was going to bore a deep hole, so I can reach the top of the base section to raise sections. I was going to cement it in the hole with a stone drain on the bottom.

I also keep thinking about telephone poles  (I have some) and making a hazer for the pole, but I can't think of how to avoid it rotating around the pole.

Maybe a short cheap 20 ft tower with a hazer?

It takes me longer to decide than to build five things.

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W3KC
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2012, 09:02:41 PM »

A sturdy pergola makes a great support for masts and you can climb on top or put a ladder on the side to provide for elevated lifting and antenna adjusting. You can hang flower pots and grow vines on it too.
73 Chas W3KC
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VE3WMB
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 06:57:52 AM »

My suggestion is the DK9SQ fiberglass telescopic mast. This is a 10m mast that weighs about 3 lbs.
It much better made than the MFJ equivalent and can be purchased from Kanga USA for about $100.
An alternative would be a fiberglass mast from Jackite :

http://www.jackite.com/index.php?cPath=41_44

You should be able to get about 30ft of usable height as center support for a doublet using
one of these ideas :

http://www.qsl.net/ve3wmb/VE3WMB/Blog/Entries/2010/9/28_Field_Doublet_centre_support.html
http://www.qsl.net/ve3wmb/VE3WMB/Blog/Entries/2010/9/29_Yet_Another_Doublet_Centre_Support.html

Best of luck

Michael VE3WMB
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