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!
Mounting and usage tips from our very creative customers…
These photos illustrate the use of a conduit size which works well with the large (2.5 inch OD) base section size of our "HD" masts…. provided by our customer Wilbur Carruth.
Another customer, Larry, KB1VFU, provided the photos below of an installation of a light beam with a base mounted rotor. While we do not recommend rotors for use with our mast systems (they are not designed to withstand torque or rotational forces) the installation (using our model MK-4-HD) as shown by these photos has worked well for a very light antenna. Larry's comments are shown below the photos.
“I wanted you to know that I am pleased with the 25 foot HD push-up mast. I use it with a very lightweight homebrew 17/15 meter dual band
hexagonal antenna, which weighs about six pounds. I quickly deploy the
antenna at about 22 feet only when propagation and weather is favorable.
Otherwise the antenna supports a wireless weather station. The mast is rotated at the base with a Yaesu rotor. Note that I painted the locking collars dark gray to render them a bit less visible.”
Another customer, Jerry, W4SU, shows us a nice installation (for an MK-8-HD mast ) using a house bracket as a support, (with silicone rubber sheet to help grip and protect the mast from the U-bolts) and a base easily made from pressure-treated lumber (complete with moisture drain holes in the bottom) . The result is a clean installation supporting a wire antenna fed with open-wire feedline, and some excellent height! Nice job, Jerry (and helpers John and Bill) !