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hirosandwich 19-Aug-2017 9:15 PM

Replacement for Ronard 4424
I'm in need of a replacement for the Ronard commercial chimney mount (#4424) yet have not been able to find one. I'm finding there's a lot of cheap stuff out there (the market has really changed in the last 5 years!) Any suggestions? thanks

rabbit73 19-Aug-2017 10:44 PM


How long do the straps need to be; will 18 ft do?

I think you will need to buy two kits and combine them to make your own replacement.

What antenna are you mounting?

hirosandwich 20-Aug-2017 3:17 AM

Problem I'm facing is I need at least a 5-1/2" standoff and it has to accommodate a 2" mast. Antenna is an HD850 and the mast length is 16'. I've been using three brackets (after two failed) for the past couple of years and figured I should replace two (or all of them) before I run into trouble. I special ordered a 2" thick-wall stainless mast at the time and don't want that to go to waste. Oh, and yea, 18' straps are plenty long.

rabbit73 20-Aug-2017 3:59 AM

Talk to DX Engineering and 3Star linked above. The guys at DX Engineering are used to helping hams with big antennas.

If they can't help you, it will be a custom metalwork job.

hirosandwich 20-Aug-2017 8:19 AM

Alright, I'll contact them. I'm really hoping to avoid custom metalwork in the event I need replacement parts but at this point I may not have a choice. Thanks for the lead!

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