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  • Antenna mast setup

    Searching on the forum gave me a lot of inspiration for my quest to place my antennas as high as possible, while keeping the cost reasonable. Although itís was not easy to find a few examples* I came up with this design
    (* maybe there should be a special Ďpost your Antenna setupí post?)

    Constructie 20150416.png

    If youíre wondering why I chose this setup:
    1. Laying cables in the ground is not possible
    2. Moving the mast closer to the house is not possible.
    3. Iím worried about the temperature if I place the enclosure on the pole. Indoors it gets about 34 C and keeping the box under the roof, exposed to the sun only at sunrise, will keep the temperature at a reasonable level.
    4. Enclose on the pole next to the fence is to inviting then one under the roof
    5. Fairly easy to install and low cost (~USD 100)



    My concern is with the the strength of the ( FR24 supplied) coaxial cable especially the areas in the red circle. When the cables move, tension will be exerted on the bend and Iím worried that it will damage the cable.
    Any thoughts on the strength and suggestions on how to prevent damage?
    F-SMZO2

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    re stress reduction

    Originally posted by GitseBase View Post
    Searching on the forum gave me a lot of inspiration for my quest to place my antennas as high as possible, while keeping the cost reasonable. Although itís was not easy to find a few examples* I came up with this design
    (* maybe there should be a special Ďpost your Antenna setupí post?)

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    If youíre wondering why I chose this setup:
    1. Laying cables in the ground is not possible
    2. Moving the mast closer to the house is not possible.
    3. Iím worried about the temperature if I place the enclosure on the pole. Indoors it gets about 34 C and keeping the box under the roof, exposed to the sun only at sunrise, will keep the temperature at a reasonable level.
    4. Enclose on the pole next to the fence is to inviting then one under the roof
    5. Fairly easy to install and low cost (~USD 100)

    can you not use a catinary wire

    My concern is with the the strength of the ( FR24 supplied) coaxial cable especially the areas in the red circle. When the cables move, tension will be exerted on the bend and Iím worried that it will damage the cable.
    Any thoughts on the strength and suggestions on how to prevent damage?
    can you not use a catinary wire

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      catenary wire

      Originally posted by iwols View Post
      can you not use a catinary wire
      Is a possibility but i don't want to put to much weight on the construction as it has no guy wires.
      A light metal cable would be ideal but finding a store that will sell me 5-6 m is going to be a challenge
      F-SMZO2

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