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Re: Mounting antennas on a tower



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.

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Eric Christensen, W4OTN
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Thomas M. Webb wrote:
> Eric,
> 
>     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@christensenplace.us>
> To: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> 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
>> question.
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> 73s,
>> Eric Christensen, W4OTN
>> AMSAT Area Coordinator - Southeastern Virginia USA
>> AMSAT Member 35360
>> http://www.ericsatcom.net
>>
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