Originally Posted by RººR
I purchased a Winegard 8200, Winegard pre-amp, CM 9521a and a 3ft tripod.
I have a 10 ft 1 1/4" mast which I want to cut down to size- maybe a 5ft piece in the tripod and a 3ft section for the rotor and antenna.
1- should i mount the preamp above or below the rotor?
2- I read that the 3ft tripod won't line up to the roof rafters so what should I do? I figure putting a block of wood inside the attic and bolt through that should suffice but want to be sure. Or would you recommend getting a 5ft tripod?
If there are any videos or how-to's out there, would you mind pointing me in the right direction?
Thanks for your time and wisdom,
The amp should be mounted close to the antenna, with the shortest coax that is fessible....I use a 2 foot, pre-made RS coax from each antenna to the pre-amp, all thru a Channel Vision HS-3 combiner, the combiner hardlined into the pre-amp, but you probably aren't needing a combiner of course....
, you will need to use a loop of the downlead coax around the rotor, at the rotor....if there is no play in the coax, if the coax is taped or tied above and below the rotor, the coax will bind and stop the rotor from turning without that loop...
Also, I would use some Neoprene (rubberized caulking material) under the feet of the tripod to seal the roof from water leaks, especially the foot with the block of wood....