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Homebrew Mini Mast Idea
Well not exactly homebrew!
It's a mini version of the painter poles that many hams use. It worked fine holding up a pair of MFJ 20 meter verticals that I used as dipoles and V beams.
Shown above is a close up of one mast that I took with me to KH6.
The Extender stick came from my xyl's snow brush for her car. She tossed it in the garbage and I retrieved it and unscrewed the brush and kept the stick. It's 28 inches when collapsed and extends to 48 inches. Nice fit for a balcony as I had on the Maui, N7I Special Event in October, 2010 for US Islands program.
Above is a representative picture of it before "modification".
It "was" a # 2610XB made by Hopkins Mfg. Corp., Emporia, KS
Scan Police, Fire, Rescue, Ham Radio, Aircraft, Ships, and much more!
The MFJ-259B gives you a complete picture of your antenna's performance anywhere between 1.8~170MHz,
even outside the HAM bands!
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