[amsat-bb] Re: Mounting antennas on a tower
eric at christensenplace.us
Fri Sep 21 17:56:20 PDT 2007
Good point! I have one antenna that I was going to use but end mounting
all the antennas would be best. Thanks for the info.
Eric Christensen, W4OTN
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Thomas M. Webb wrote:
> 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>
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> 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
>> 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?
>> Eric Christensen, W4OTN
>> AMSAT Area Coordinator - Southeastern Virginia USA
>> AMSAT Member 35360
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