Tripod needed

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KF5DMC, May 11, 2017.

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  1. KF5DMC

    KF5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    What brand of tripod do yall recomend for holding a light weight dual bander tape measure antenna?? I have a home brewed/built to hold this antenna for a schedule 40 PVC 2 and 3/4s size with the correct mount to hold it..
    I have been using my ic T-70A dual band HT and it works well for this set up.
  2. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    MCM Electronics has some pretty stout sound and lighting tripods that go on sale pretty often:
  3. KF5DMC

    KF5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you
  4. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. KF5DMC

    KF5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is my Tape Measure antenna.
    One section is 11inches long... the 2nd section is 9inches long... Two T's one both ends and one cross for the center element....
    I also have a short one minute video clip of this antenna in action with my IC T70A dual bander if any one wants to see...

    Attached Files:

  6. KF5DMC

    KF5DMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I highly recomend this antenna as a back up incase your primary antenna fails but I find that,
    I get better signal reception and signal gain with the tape antenna.... id say atleast 2.5decibite gain to 3.5 max..
    one like this works well with the Yeasu 817 and the FT60R as well.....
  7. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok. The way I mounted my Elk on a camera tripod was to drill a piece of aluminum bar for 1/4-20 (tripod thread), bolt it to a floor flange, then use various PVC pieces to get it to a PVC pipe union, which allows you to remove or rotate the antenna without unbolting the base from the tripod.
  8. KP4SX

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    I bought one from the local Dish installer. Not a marvel of structural integrity but it does the job.
  9. AA7QQ

    AA7QQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thrift shops have them all the time.

  10. K4KHC

    K4KHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    send me your address i have a few tripods that a friend of mine gave me and i really don't need them ! I will be happy to send you one !

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