Use the medium weight rope you used when installing your wire antenna support tie one end to the support rope.
Install a ham radio antenna on a roof gable.
30 homemade antenna mast for ham radio.
Pull down antenna support rope from the antenna end.
Whatever you do do not put holes in your roof to attach your antenna.
Amateur radio antenna installation means a single structural unit which is comprised of the antenna support structure antennas and other communication related appurtenances.
You will need a peak in your attic that is tall enough for the antenna to fit.
No guy wires at the height that i am using.
You ll still need to get the antenna above the roof or it will be deaf in one direction is it possible to bury a bucket full of cement about 30 feet or more from the house with a short scaffold pole set in it which you can drop your antenna mast into run three guy lines from the top of the mast and presto.
Once all the yagis were bolted in place on the mast i used my antenna analyzer to adjust their driven elements to provide the best match in the weak signal portions of each band.
If you attic isn t tall enough you could angle the antenna mounting to make it fit.
Hide stuff in the closet.
If the top of the antenna touches the walls or roof the performance may be affected slightly.
Advantages of installing an antenna in an attic.
It is normally very much easier to install a radio antenna in the attic or roof space than outside.
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Remote rf switch control box in the shack chooses which antenna is operational in the attic.
One of the challenges you may encounter is getting the coaxial cable up into the attic.
Some radio hams have an attic antenna as a backup to their main antenna on the roof.
If the rope is frayed replace.
I did not want to wait 20 years for a tree to grow where i need one.
There is no need to climb up ladders and possibly onto the roof with all the hazards for untrained people not used to climbing up ladders and handling them whilst up there.
Although there are several disadvantages of installing a radio antenna in the roof space there are also some advantages.