[amsat-bb] Re: How to mount sat antenna on camera tripod?
GW1FKY at aol.com
Wed Feb 20 00:45:22 PST 2008
A quick fit solution that I have used on many demos is to use a plastic
clip,the type used for fixing central heating copper pipe to a surface.
The older type seems better (and stronger) - It is ready drilled with a
central hole which in my case also simply self tapped onto the thread of the
camera fixing bolt.
The other option is to remove the camera fixing bolt and replace it of
course with a nut and bolt long enough to fit the plastic clip. I used it with an
Arrow antenna which is of course "square" tubing, it was not a secure fit.
--- MY SOLUTION - was to fit a short piece of central heating copper pipe to
the Arrow antenna
"At the correct point of balance" . If you want to make it more secure a
cable tie will help with this problem.
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