Building tall tripod and mast


Bruce Schafer
 

Hello All,

I'm new to this new email list.   I recently purchased parts from GoingVerticalUSA.com per the info that Herb provided on on http://oregonhamwan.org/tripods.html

I purchased the tripod base and 3 sets of four 48" fiberglass poll sections for a total of 12 mast pieces.  I used six sections to make long legs -- 2 sections per leg.  I cut the rings off the female ends of the remaining six sections so they can slide through the center hole of the tripod base.  I filed the newly cut edges a little to make them smooth.  This approach allowed me to build a 24 foot mast by adding 48" sections (now about 46 inches each) from the bottom and pushing them up through the center hole.  (I added a little machine oil so they would slide through the center hole but they still required some twisting.  I got the idea from a fellow ham and from this video: https://youtu.be/AUQwO0Tm994

You'll see the result in the attached photo.  (The photo includes my wife, Pat, who helped me set it up.)  The photo also shows the tripod base, which I purchased.  See https://www.goverticalusa.com/collections/antenna-mast-sections-tripod-and-base-camo-pole-section-kit/products/paddle-base-cheap-base-for-48-military-fiberglass-alum-mast-sect

I haven't used them yet, but I also purchased guy rings so I can run nylon cord from the rings to stakes in the ground.

...Bruce, AA7PB


K7ICY/ Ken Tolliver
 

Bruce:
I think that added $10 base attachment will help take a lot of the stress off of the legs and the mast. 
Good job!

Ken Tolliver


From: oregonhamwan@groups.io <oregonhamwan@groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Schafer <bruceschafer1@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:43 PM
To: oregonhamwan@groups.io
Subject: [oregonhamwan] Building tall tripod and mast
 
Hello All,

I'm new to this new email list.   I recently purchased parts from
GoingVerticalUSA.com per the info that Herb provided on on
https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Foregonhamwan.org%2Ftripods.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C666802c0eb6c4c6e58dc08d6c72ec036%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636915401217236126&amp;sdata=t79oQ7O8Ne6FXZXxW1%2F%2BOx5nqUs86e8w5aUozYlLwrI%3D&amp;reserved=0

I purchased the tripod base and 3 sets of four 48" fiberglass poll
sections for a total of 12 mast pieces.  I used six sections to make
long legs -- 2 sections per leg.  I cut the rings off the female ends of
the remaining six sections so they can slide through the center hole of
the tripod base.  I filed the newly cut edges a little to make them
smooth.  This approach allowed me to build a 24 foot mast by adding 48"
sections (now about 46 inches each) from the bottom and pushing them up
through the center hole.  (I added a little machine oil so they would
slide through the center hole but they still required some twisting.  I
got the idea from a fellow ham and from this video:
https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FAUQwO0Tm994&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C666802c0eb6c4c6e58dc08d6c72ec036%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636915401217236126&amp;sdata=zyWsWA8rZbVZa3xV1LU9bDb3GrnKoA5ojnxQOFMaVoY%3D&amp;reserved=0

You'll see the result in the attached photo.  (The photo includes my
wife, Pat, who helped me set it up.)  The photo also shows the tripod
base, which I purchased.  See
https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goverticalusa.com%2Fcollections%2Fantenna-mast-sections-tripod-and-base-camo-pole-section-kit%2Fproducts%2Fpaddle-base-cheap-base-for-48-military-fiberglass-alum-mast-sect&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C666802c0eb6c4c6e58dc08d6c72ec036%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636915401217246137&amp;sdata=mMVzTVUsDGpSVc0wR5Ost6SA3Od1ppnYFlxmJ09ueT4%3D&amp;reserved=0

I haven't used them yet, but I also purchased guy rings so I can run
nylon cord from the rings to stakes in the ground.

...Bruce, AA7PB