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Old 12-Feb-2018, 5:05 PM   #116
Stereocraig
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Originally Posted by davodavo View Post
So, the first thing you have to realize is that the 10' C-band antennas are pretty solid, heavy and with a fair degree of wind resistance. As the reflecting surface is typically expanded metal with 2 mm perforations, this thing is going to present quite a wind load. Even after removing all the C-band electronics and unnecessary aiming motor, the parabolic and its mounting structure is probably 150 lbs...so this is not going up on a mast.
I have a pair of 45' towers each sunk in 35 60# bags of ready mix and various engine blocks and bicycle frames, so I'm confident I can go up at least 2 sections. I just need to fabricate clamps.
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