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Non-permanent set-up for Diamond X700HNA antenna

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KE7RUX, Jan 21, 2021.

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  1. KE7RUX

    KE7RUX Ham Member QRZ Page

    We have a new home. I have a Diamond X700HNA, and I would like to install it on my roof. The only stipulation is that I am not allowed to drill holes or make any permanent adjustments (HOA)! That's right, antennas are allowed, but nothing else. I'm not able to install a tower, or any of that sort either. I can feed coax from the roof down to the radioshack through the professionally installed holes already made for internet and cable tv, so that won't be an issue.
    I would appreciate any advice / suggestions! 73
     
  2. N0NC

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    How about a vent pipe mount. Up on the sewer vent pipe. Surely you have those, plus they are usually on the rear slope of the roof.
    73, Chuck
    N0NC
     
  3. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    A 24ft lever arm on a piece of ABS sewer pipe; you gotta be kidding...
     
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  4. KA3CNC

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    Check out wb5nhl and then look at the projects title might give you ideas for a non permanent roof mount I believe there is a website called solid signal that might sell something commercial made good luck
     
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  5. AK5B

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    Simple: non-penetrating roof mount. Guy the antenna with Dacron line and don't forget to ground everything per code.

    73,

    Jeff
     
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  6. KI8DJ

    KI8DJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Vent pipe would work with a 5 foot or so antenna. Do you really need all that gain. Tram and similar in that length are only around 50 bucks and still perform quite well.
     
  7. N0NC

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    "A 24ft lever arm on a piece of ABS sewer pipe; you gotta be kidding..."

    I had no idea it was that long.

    "Vent pipe would work with a 5 foot or so antenna. Do you really need all that gain. Tram and similar in that length are only around 50 bucks and still perform quite well."

    I agree.

    73, Chuck
    N0NC
     
  8. WB2WIK

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    If you have a chimney, chimney straps and a 5' mast should support that antenna just fine and this is definitely not "permanent," since nothing actually attaches to the house.
     
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  9. WE4E

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    What could possibly go wrong? :eek::p
     
  10. N5AF

    N5AF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    OP: Check out Mr. Fong's DBJ/TBJ antennas: https://edsantennas.weebly.com/

    It won't give you near the performance of a X700, but they are a better solution for a vent pipe mounted antenna.
     

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