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Hamshack Pahse IIIa has begun!

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OK, Finally got underway with getting the new antenna up. I ordered the Channel Stock for the tilt mount from Industrial Metal Supply at 48th & Roesser (Across from Diablo Stadium). Cut it to order for me for $25.00. Hinged the bottom using a 1/4-20 Bolt and nylon washers and ran a hole through the top to secure it with another 1/4-20 bolt. A few adjustments and it works fine. Spent yesterday whacking the post into the ground. Went in fine the first foot and then spent an hour whacking it down 6 more inches into the caliche. I did get the mount secured to the post and tested it out and all works fine. Next up for this week is the put the rest of the antenna together, so stay tuned.

till then, 73
Rick
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  1. KF7CCC's Avatar
    Looks very nice... did you get your aluminum tubing at Industrial Metal Supply as well? Or did that come with the antenna?
  2. K7TEJ's Avatar
    Andrew, yes, I got the ground Post from IMS as well, $20.00, 6063-T6 alloy, Cut to order. Took 15 minutes from order to having it in hand.
  3. KF7SLO's Avatar
    Looking good.