VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 01:51 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
Well, after 20 years of faithful service, a storm raged through the other evening, and my GAP Titan DX is barely usable. The top portion was bent over at about a 30 degree angle, and the rods are broken and twisted. Some connections have completely broken off. I still have my wire that I can use, but would like to get another vertical for 80-10 meters. The Titan is mounted on a TV mast that is in a tripod on the ground.Jim
The cheapest solution I can come up with:
Looking at ur house from the street there are some decent trees on the right side.
You might consider a 43ft vert wire hidden in the tree wrkd against a ground rod at the base.
Use green coated wire for a hidden result. Remember those old Xmas light strings, plenty of
wire there. With an SGC-239 at the base and below ground coax no one would ever find it.
If you are really adventurous try a 132ft inverted L wrkd against the grd rod. Install about 30-40ft vert then run the balance horizontally thru the trees.
When I first started I was always told to never let the antenna touch a tree. I have been using
insulated wire in trees for >10yrs.
GL with whatever the CFO decides to install for you