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Portable Operation on a Vehicle-Mounted Mast

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W2TTT
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Portable Operation on a Vehicle-Mounted Mast
While on a recent visit to Noel, N2OEL at his home in Ocala, Florida, I had the opportunity to add four green military poles to my existing pivoting antenna mount and top it with an M2 Nanostation.  It worked really well and was a simple, single person, walk-up task that was pinned to the post on top of the 2 inch hitch mount.  With the aluminum version of these poles, I could have added three more sections and had it at 32 ft.  In this case we were at 21 ft.  If you use the plastic/fiberglass military poles, then four or possibly five on top of the aluminum pivot pole is all you can do without guys and help in setting this up.  As I did it, I was able to simply walk it up and not have any issues of breakage.
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Gordon, W2TTT
201.314.6964
 
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Portable Operation on a Vehicle Mounted Mast
    I should also point out that Noel has his masts drilled for pins that keep them from rotating.  It is approximately a 1/2 inch from the bottom of the mast and also again about a 1/2 above the point in the mast where it is tapered.
73,
Gordon, W2TTT
201.314.6964
N2MH
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Wind Gusts

What kind of wind gusts do you think this setup could withstand?

KB5UGF
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Mobile Mesh Node

Here's my version of a mobile mesh node. It's a Bullet M2 with an Alfa 5db router antenna mounted to it through an N to reverse SMA adapter. The other end of the Bullet is mounted to a short piece of pvc pipe with end caps on it, which is mounted to a discarded mag mount. Obviously you must choose your operating position carefully for line of sight, but I was surprised at the performance from 2 ½ miles away, probably capable of even more.

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I love it. No ham project is

I love it. No ham project is complete unless there is PVC involved!

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