[amsat-bb] Re: How to mount sat antenna on camera tripod?

Scott Richardson scott at aves-specta.com
Tue Feb 19 19:39:04 PST 2008

> Scott, how big of an antenna?  Was the T nut at the
> balance point?  What's your plan B?

I just put together a 3-el 2m WA5VJB to go with an 8-el on 70cm, then bolted 
the two together end to end in the same plane. I put the T nut a little bit 
off the balance point (silly mistake). But even if balanced, just the aiming 
of the antenna would surely have pulled the nut out. Maybe my old scrap 1x1 
is too soft.

Plan B was suggested by Steve VA3SAX, but I'd still like to find a more 
rugged alternative.

So far I've sunk less than $10 into the two antennas and would love to keep 
it below that mark.

73, Scott N1AIA

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