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Old 22-Aug-2015, 1:22 AM   #26
MikeBear
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Mid-Michigan - Retired on Beta Omicron Delta III
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I've resized the photos. Thanks for the schematic of the balun "testing machine".

This "swivel hinge" I've mentioned a few times, will allow me to permanently have the antenna mast connected towards the middle top of that larger pipe, and be able to swing it back and down over the peak of that porch roof. That'll take all the leverage off of ME, and put it on the mechanical swing point. The 21' mast I'll install will hang past the middle of the porch roof, and I can easily make changes, and then swing it back up by walking it up to the large pipe. Then U clamp it down in two more places above the bottom swivel point.

That's such an elegant (and in retrospect, obvious) way to do it, I'm amazed I didn't think of it a month ago. I could have saved so much time and effort. Oh well, better late than never!

Last edited by MikeBear; 22-Aug-2015 at 1:26 AM.
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