One of our users has made an excellent YouTube video, illustrating components and partial assembly of one of our mast systems. Check out this video for good ideas and illustrations of the ease of preparation!
Many hundreds of our masts are used every year during radio amateur “Field Day” emergency preparedness exercises, sponsored annually by the ARRL, the Amateur Radio Relay League, in Newington, CT. For additional information, see: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
This nice photo was sent in by Alex, KK4VB. Among his comments, Alex wrote:
VERY NICE HARDWARE !
Here's a photo of the MK-4 with my 'Hamstick' Vertical and Portable Solar Powered 20m rig. ( Red Dots added to show the antenna element lengths ... ~ 7' )
The mast has been up and down since its arrival on Wednesday over 35 times in the process of tweaking the element lengths and adjusting the matching network.
….. The MK4 supports the lightweight antenna very well - a perfect match.
These Field Day photos were sent in by Adam, KU9Z. Adam writes:
Received and used for Field Day. It was the centerpiece of our setup!
We used this to support our 43 Ft wire all band vertical. Two sets of guys were utilized. Bottom is slid over a 4 foot lead pipe driven a foot or so into the ground. Second day we also used the mast to support one side of a 6 meter dipole when the band opened up!