Simple and Inexpensive Dipole and V
If you do lots of experimenting with whip type
here is an idea for a unique, simple
and inexpensive method for mounting them!
The Simpson Strong Tie "T" (aka
hurricane connector) runs less than $5 at Home Depot or Lowes and already
comes with two 1/2" holes predrilled. Just bend (or use as is for
horizontal dipole) and install CB 3/8" connectors and go!
The V beam mount (shown in the second picture below), is
bolted to a 1/2" EMT mast for mobile use.
Use as a horizontal dipole or bend
90 degrees for a horizontal V beam!
Just bolt bottom of "T" to your mast. For heavier antennas, use
two "T's" back-to-back bolted or welded together.
On left of photo above shows bending for vertical or
On right it is shown bent for V type antennas and
mounted on short mast.
73 - John -