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Ham Stick Question
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:59:23 AM »
I was thinking about putting a 40 and 80m ham sticks on my 30' tower here at the house. Dose the antenna have to be grounded to the tower its self or is it suppose to be insulated from it? I know it meant to be a mobile antenna but its simple and easy to put up on a tower.

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
the connector you use to attach them connects off the center conductor to the antenna and the shield connection to ground.
you must have a ground for them to work, and my guess is that your tower will work just fine.

there is an alternate connector that uses 2 hamsticks, makes a dipole, each connection on the coax goes to its own hamstick, and the tower is insulated

also, remember to waterproof it before you put it up.
all mine rotted from the inside from rain water

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 12:04:08 PM »
Ya, the ham stick dipole is what I want but I only have one of each right now.

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 12:15:02 PM »
ok,
then this is what you are looking for
http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-347
(not that hard to build yourself either)
the tower is going to be not electrically connected at all.

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 11:00:57 PM »




The only dumb question is the one that did not get asked!!

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 11:08:19 PM »
Fucking Photobucket now whats to charge me $300-+ per year to post my photos stored there on any other site. Rat bastards.

I need to reformat to get them in our gallery here

You can see some of those hamstixk dipole and end fedz wires here
http://www.preparedham.com/part-2-hidden-antennas-for-hoa-restrictions/
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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 02:21:22 PM »
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D   I stopped using photo bucket awhile back.

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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 07:43:55 PM »
Bastards. Pulling all my photos and killing the account shortly.
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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 08:59:53 AM »
Put them in the vertical dipole position and the do pretty well. Horizontal o.k. Buy a 3/8"x24 tap and make your own mount  from a CB mirror mount.
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Re: Ham Stick Question
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 09:15:47 PM »
LOL!!!  Thats just what I did. Went down to the local LOVE's truck stop and got me some.