If you do lots of experimenting with whip type antennas, here is an idea for a unique, simple and inexpensive method for mounting them!
The Simpson Strong Tie “T” (aka hurricane connector) runs less than $5 at Home Depot or Lowes and already comes with two 1/2″ holes predrilled. Just bend (or use as is for horizontal dipole) and install CB 3/8″ connectors and go!
The V beam mount (shown in the second picture below), is bolted to a 1/2″ EMT mast for mobile use.
Use as a horizontal dipole or bend 90 degrees for a horizontal V beam! Just bolt bottom of “T” to your mast. For heavier antennas, use two “T’s” back-to-back bolted or welded together.
On left of photo above shows bending for vertical or horizontal dipole. On right it is shown bent for V type antennas and mounted on short mast.
Both already Arctic proven!
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