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Using a fiberglass flagpole as vertical antenna due to HOA constraints

Jun 12th 2019, 20:44


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Due to HOA constraints, I am having to resort to stealth to hide my HF configuration.

Considering the use of a 20' fiberglass flagpole as the support for an internal conductor fed with a 4:1 Balun and remote antenna tuner hidden at the base.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of setup and what could I improve on.
Jun 13th 2019, 14:38


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I've been using a commercial 20' telescoping aluminum flapole mounted on the supplied plastic pipe and bolted to a wheelchair ramp for over five years. I initially used it on 40 through 10 meters with an autotuner. Then I used it as a single band 30 or 40 with a tuner in the shack when I started using a small amp. Last year I added a 9 ft fiberglass pole in parallel to add 12 meters.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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