[amsat-bb] Re: Mounting antennas on a tower

Thomas M. Webb tmwebb at cox.net
Fri Sep 21 17:43:57 PDT 2007


     Yes, it can be done, but you'll have to mount the el rotor high enough 
up the mast for the sat antennas to clear the HF antenna at 90 degree 
elevation.  I had a set up like this and it worked fine.  The only down side 
is if you need to work on the sat antennas, you'll have to loosen the el 
rotor and slide it down the mast to a more comfortable (and safer) level. 
If you haven't already purchased sat antennas, consider ones that can be 
'end' mounted to minimize the required clearance.

Tom, WA9AFM/5

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Christensen" <eric at christensenplace.us>
To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 7:03 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Mounting antennas on a tower

> I'm contemplating antennas and a tower at the new homestead and I have a
> question.
> If I can figure out how to mount an elevation rotator at the top of a
> pole and have the azimuth rotator rotating said pole from the tower
> would I have any problems with putting a small HF tri-band beam on the
> pole, below the elevation rotator, and then mount all my satellite
> antennas to the elevation rotator's pole?  Has anyone done a combination
> like this?
> 73s,
> Eric Christensen, W4OTN
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