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Re: Chimney mount antenna mast



I concur.  Go with the tripod.  Yes, you'll lose a little "Strength",
however, it's much safer over all and with the raw size of some of the
oscar antennas, you really do want a little "Sway" to absorb some of the
wind.

Dave, N8KXA

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000 Builderick@aol.com wrote:

> Hey Rich
> I wouldn't do it...
> That is a bad choice.
> THat back and forth motion will disassemble the fire place. Causing expence 
> repairs 
> I'd buy a cheap radio shack tripod. And mount it on the roof. Being sure to 
> reinforce
> the plywood with 2X4 cut tight between the rafters and using long bolts.
> Silicon under the mounting brackets before tighting down.
> A satellite antenna will have a long boom anding to the leverage and twisting 
> motion.
> A fire place while haveing vertial strength has very small side to side 
> strength
> 
> Rick
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