[AMRadio] Valiant and Loop progress


Barry Sherwood barry_sherwood at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 7 10:55:27 EST 2005


Years ago we used the top rail of chain link fences.
They were 21ft lengths. Two of them bolted together
made a great vertical for 40/75 meters. Definitely had
to be guyed though. Just a thought!

Barry Sherwood
KF5GC
Ex-N5GZX

> Anthony W. DePrato wrote:
> 
> >
> >> Old age is a bummer. i forgot to add that i get
> reducers for the 
> >> conduit pipe so that they will fit together. I
> end up with around 
> >> $100.00 bucks in a 60 foldover mast. you can also
> put a small yagi 
> >> for vhf on top if you want.. i have also
> installed  108 in whips for 
> >> a top hat and since the mast is not gounded
> installed a loading coil 
> >> at the base and used as a vertical on 80 and 160.
> but then you get 
> >> into putting out a good radial system. bottom
> line is you have a 
> >> little of both worlds.. dipoles that you can
> change for the ground 
> >> with the pulleys and a 60 ft vertical. .
> >
> 
> My next suggestion was going to be the 2x4 mast. 
> 
> I'm thinking that in order to get near 60', Brett
> might have to use (4) 
> 20' 2x4's.

> 



		
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