Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

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Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by musiconradio.com » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:09 pm

Does anyone have a website or a vendor who makes a side antenna mount for a telephone pole. Thanks.

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Post by TPT » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:20 pm

The immediate questions that come to mind are how big an antenna and is this a multi-bay antenna. With a low power antenna (such as for a translator) you could fabricate a mount using a section of conduit, then mounting the antenna to the conduit.

You might also check with the antenna manufacturer, they may have had occasion to make such a mount before.

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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by TPT » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:26 pm

Look at DXEngineering.com and check out their Rohn wall mounts for mast sections. Assuming you will be dealing with a relatively lightweight antenna, you might find something useful there--especially with some creative carpentry.

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Post by musiconradio.com » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:13 pm

TPT wrote:The immediate questions that come to mind are how big an antenna and is this a multi-bay antenna. With a low power antenna (such as for a translator) you could fabricate a mount using a section of conduit, then mounting the antenna to the conduit.

You might also check with the antenna manufacturer, they may have had occasion to make such a mount before.
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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by W2XJ » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:00 pm

Just clamp a section of water pipe to the pole and mount the antenna to that.

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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by Lee_Wheeler » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:48 pm

I had a client in East Wanatchee, Washington that mounted the antenna for a Class A on a tree. I had never specified a "Douglas Fir" supporting structure in a 301 before. :D

As I recall he used a pair of chains on a face mount bracket that cinched around the tree.

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Post by w9wi » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:28 pm

Lee, doesn't that mean you have to file a modification every year as the HAAT naturally increases? :D

(and a silent STA once it grows far enough to pull the feedline out?)
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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by rich wood » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:44 pm

Howdy,
What works for a wooden pole mount is using two 2" x 6" x 1/4" angles at 2 elevations. The pair of angles get bolted together in opposite directions. On one side you have a 3/8" u bolt for capturing a 2" galvanized pipe for mounting the antenna. The other side has hole drilled for J bolts that capture a section of chain around the pole. The chain works well for grabbing into the pole as you tighten the u bolt.

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Post by Deep Thought » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:28 pm

w9wi wrote:Lee, doesn't that mean you have to file a modification every year as the HAAT naturally increases? :D
Conveniently, most pines grow taller from the top while the rest grows fatter, so you'd be more in danger of the tree slowly eating the antenna. :mrgreen:
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Post by Kelly » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:51 pm

If we're talking about another LPFM, it will probably be long off the air before the tree grew or ate the antenna.
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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by Lee_Wheeler » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:59 pm

Deep Thought wrote:
w9wi wrote:Lee, doesn't that mean you have to file a modification every year as the HAAT naturally increases? :D
Conveniently, most pines grow taller from the top while the rest grows fatter, so you'd be more in danger of the tree slowly eating the antenna. :mrgreen:
I brought up the same question at the time and was given the same answer. Seriously though I think he had a zoning condition or a lease condition that he had to adjust the chains annually so as to not harm the tree.

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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by KPJL FM » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:29 am

Nails. Really long nails.
And a big hammer.
Trim to fit, paint to match, tune for minimum smoke.

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Re: Telephone pole antenna mount vendor

Post by jammerdave » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:27 am

musiconradio.com wrote:Does anyone have a website or a vendor who makes a side antenna mount for a telephone pole. Thanks.

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