Building a Ham Radio Tilt-Tower

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by WA5DX, Oct 2, 2019.

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  1. KC5OMC

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    WOW very impressive projects...
     
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  2. WA5DX

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    Hello again Mark,

    This has been a fun project from the beginning of the design work and up to the completion of the fabrication. If we don't get anymore rain then I should be able to lay over the tower this Saturday and get it ready to mount on the new Tilt-Tower unit. Lot of disassembly required after the tower is laid on the ground and then prepared to mount on the new Counterweight so I need two good days of sunshine.

    73's and good DXing,
    Thomas / WA5DX
     
  3. WA5DX

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    Sneak Preview...... :)
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  4. WA5DX

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    Hello everyone,

    Here is video Part - 7 showing the Ham Radio Tilt-Tower installed and fully operational. It is really smooth and requires almost no effort to lower.

    73's and good Dxing,

    Thomas / WA5DX

     
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  5. WA5DX

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    Hello everyone,

    I was able to install the MFJ-1796 Vertical Antenna on top of the tower today but with no coax. From the ground to the top of the antenna it is 43' -6". As soon as my other counterweights come in, I will get them installed and I can lower the Tower and hook up the coax and do a SWR test.

    73's and good DXing,
    Thomas / WA5DX
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  6. W5KUL

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    That is some fine work right there. Thanks for taking the time to make videos and detailed instructions!
     
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  7. WA5DX

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    Hello David and thank you.

    This unit sure makes it easy to service the antennas and any accessories on the tower. When we have extreme weather conditions it also allows the tower to be lowered quickly and safely and secured from high winds.

    73's and good DXing,
    Thomas / WA5DX
     

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