Antenna Mast Project

RiffRaff

Deputy Director
Staff member
Just bought the first three 10' sections of what is going to be a 60' mast for an antenna array at my house. Will actually probably turn out to be 57' since 3' will be buried in concrete at the base. Going to also anchor it to the peak of my barn roof at 20', so shouldn't need any guy wires.

First step is to get it mounted to the roof anchors and sitting on the ground so I can get it perfectly plumb and mark where the hole needs to be dug. Then I'll dig it out and set the base in concrete so it can set. Probably won't add the next 30' until spring.

First things to get mounted will be the wind meter for my weather station, TV antennae pointed at Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, and four wireless CCTV cameras that will give me a 360 degree view of the horizon. I'll add the radio antennae later.

Pictures of the project will be posted as I make progress.
 

REALHumanRights

Power Poster
Just bought the first three 10' sections of what is going to be a 60' mast for an antenna array at my house. Will actually probably turn out to be 57' since 3' will be buried in concrete at the base. Going to also anchor it to the peak of my barn roof at 20', so shouldn't need any guy wires.

First step is to get it mounted to the roof anchors and sitting on the ground so I can get it perfectly plumb and mark where the hole needs to be dug. Then I'll dig it out and set the base in concrete so it can set. Probably won't add the next 30' until spring.

First things to get mounted will be the wind meter for my weather station, TV antennae pointed at Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, and four wireless CCTV cameras that will give me a 360 degree view of the horizon. I'll add the radio antennae later.

Pictures of the project will be posted as I make progress.
Good for you. I have looked at the collapsible kind of antennas for years due to where I live (MD/DC suburbs), but this sounds great. Best of luck.
 
Don't forget to bond that mast to the electrical service ground of the building it's nearest, with some 4awg copper wire. A lightning strike could take the potential difference of anything nearby to thousands of volts, between eachother, without being properly bondes and grounded.
 
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