From: David Kreinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As mentioned earlier, I am going to get a
Cushcraft R5 vertical soon.
I've never installed a "real" vertical before
(made some homebrews out of wood, tubing, etc.),
so I'm not sure how to install the critter.
I'll assume that the antenna will come with a manual
which may suggest ways to mount it, however, I know
some of you folks could give me some real world
installation do's and don'ts.
I will be ground mounting the antenna in my back yard.
My plan is to dig a hole and cement a 5' pipe so that
3' are in the ground/cement and 2' are on top of the
soil. I'll mount the antenna to the exposed pipe with
U-bolts. I'm not sure if the thing comes with a few
radials, but adding more is no problem and I can bury
as many needed to make it more effective. Also, is guying
necessary for the R5? I think the height is about 25'. We
can get very high winds here in Texas, so this is probably
a good idea, yes?
If this plan doesn't sound good, please let me know. All
ideas are welcome.
Thanks and 72 de Dave KK5HA
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