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A Timber Antenna Mast

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: .  This is post 2180 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this simple antenna mast project.  Rather than using metal or PVC pipe for his HF antenna mast, Peter finds pine wood a good substitute for more expensive mast materials. The original mast was 6 meters (19.68 feet) long with a 2 meter (6.56 feet) top section added later. Here's how Peter describes his mast: "Timber mast suitable for supporting lightweight wire antennas. The mast is 6 metres tall plus a 2 metre top extension. It tilts over for easy work on antennas. The antenna supports dipoles for 40, 20 and 10 metres, coming off the one feedpoint. 15 metre operation is provided by the 40m dipole. 80 metres is covered by adding loading coils to the 40 metre dipole. The antenna is similar to VK5AH