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#1 OFFLINE   photogman

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:14 PM

I am putting a Clearstream5 and a Clearstream 4 together on a mast to go on my Rohn 25G for my OTA antenna.

I was thinking about using a galvanized chain link fencing post 2" diameter (10' length) for my mast. I believe it is .47 gauge post. Would this work in your estimation?

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#2 OFFLINE   Tower Guy

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:46 AM

I am putting a Clearstream5 and a Clearstream 4 together on a mast to go on my Rohn 25G for my OTA antenna.

I was thinking about using a galvanized chain link fencing post 2" diameter (10' length) for my mast. I believe it is .47 gauge post. Would this work in your estimation?


If the question is, "will the pipe bend?" I doubt it.

Or "will the U bolts fit?" Update. The actual answer is yes. Antennas Direct U-bolts will fit larger than TV mast sizes.

The U bolts on either antenna will bolt directly to the legs of the tower. Do you need the extra height on both antennas?

If the fence post is pipe, expect a size of 1.9" OD or 1.66" OD.
If it's really 2" OD, it's technically called tubing, and that's uncommon in the fencing industry.

Edited by Tower Guy, 13 December 2010 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:56 AM

1-1/4" is the preferred diameter. Even with two flyswatters, it should be sufficient.

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#4 OFFLINE   hoophead

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:10 PM

This past summer/fall I replaced the 5' mast that came with my antenna and put up a 10' chain link fence top rail to bring in stronger signals and it only cost around $8 as opposed to about $25.




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