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Carl:
SMURF uses a bike stand ,but I can suggest one of these that I use,available as singles ,but I got one for me and one for DON.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015M92GZ0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

at about $20 ,it is way better than any photographic tripod I ever tried.

idelphic:

--- Quote from: Carl on February 02, 2017, 02:11:50 PM ---SMURF uses a bike stand ,but I can suggest one of these that I use,available as singles ,but I got one for me and one for DON.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015M92GZ0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

at about $20 ,it is way better than any photographic tripod I ever tried.

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Thanks - Ah - Bike Stand.  That explains the 90deg off center.

Speaker stands,.. that would work, and the cost isn't bad.  I need two, and the set is decently priced.  And easier (nicer looking) that a 5gal bucket of concrete and sand.

Carl:

--- Quote from: idelphic on February 02, 2017, 04:53:21 PM ---Thanks - Ah - Bike Stand.  That explains the 90deg off center.

Speaker stands,.. that would work, and the cost isn't bad.  I need two, and the set is decently priced.  And easier (nicer looking) that a 5gal bucket of concrete and sand.

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High winds or tall antennas require an added weight for balance though the speaker stand is rated for 150 POUNDS and a 5 pound sash weigh (I have several) on the middle or on each leg adds to stability ( so do tent pegs)

Smurf Hunter:

--- Quote from: idelphic on February 02, 2017, 04:53:21 PM ---Thanks - Ah - Bike Stand.  That explains the 90deg off center.

Speaker stands,.. that would work, and the cost isn't bad.  I need two, and the set is decently priced.  And easier (nicer looking) that a 5gal bucket of concrete and sand.

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Bike repair stands are not cheap, even the off brand one I bought a decade earlier.  Though they have wide legs and support a lot of weight.  The clamp spins so as to support either the seat post or the horizontal top tube.  Overkill, but I already had it.

Ideally I want one of these:
https://go-vertical-usa.myshopify.com/products/antenna-tripod-29ft-aluminum-portable-tower-mast-kit



Assuming you have rigid aluminum poles for the mast, you can add height by feeding from BENEATH.  It's like a drilling rig in reverse.   I've seen these support beam antennas 30 feet high using 4 foot mast sections.  Really a flexible setup if you do a lot of field work.

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