I am looking for a good telescoping mast to mount my Satellite beams on a tool shed. Problem is, I need extra height to clear my house and I'd like to be able to lower it for maintenance. A little more detail on my situation:
I currently have my Satellite beams mounted to my chimney with a standard configuration, ie., Yaesu AZI-ELE rotor with 9 foot fiberglass cross pole and two 20' beams, one for 440 and other for 144. I use a thick wall aluminum mast using a fairly standard chimney brackets. In the recent storms I was reminded of how cheaply houses are built and I simply have not been able to get good purchase into the plywood of the chimney.
I am in the process of building a tool shed on the side of my house and given the proximity to the house, I may not have good access to the chimney, so I want to move it. Problem is, I will need extra height from my tool shed to clear the house.
Any ideas? What I would like is something perhaps 20-25 feet high to clear my house, sturdy enough not to wiggle too much yet something I can lower and be able to work on the antennas. Up to now I had to climb on the roof clinging to the chimney. Not ideal as I get older..!!
Anyone who has a few moments to help me ponder this, I'll send photos.
Michael K3MH http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb