1. No Guys (Impractical?)
2. Efficient as practical
3. Good Ground System (30+ radials?)
4. Simple Feed (tapped coil, folded monopole)
5. Mounts to a single post or tube.
I have a design idea for the mounting insulators that is built from vinyl 3/4" trim boards.
|Mounting system for 1" copper tubing and tapped coil feed mounted on a 4x4 post.|
My next thought is much the same, but feeding it as a folded monopole. In this case I would feed the antenna via a wire cage built around the copper antenna above. The wire cage could be used to help support the copper tubing.
Well, I am back after a long break from doing much with radio at all. What can I say, life happens...
This was actually written and saved as a draft for some time now. I am still interested in building such an antenna, yet not sure when I will get around to it. I am a do it yourself type guy with rather low budget for radio. So, if you have any ideas that fit the design criteria, please offer your suggestions.