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Two antennas sharing a common mast

Oct 21st 2020, 08:45

KC1LXL

Joined: Sep 30th 2019, 15:02
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Hello,
Still learning this great hobby, but wanted to ask opinions on mounting two antennas on the same mast. I have spoken to a few folks and views are differing on the subject. I have a multi-band radio with dual antenna inputs. I own a GP-6 vertical antenna mounted on an eave mount to provide me 146 MHz and 446 MHz frequencies. The antenna is clamped on metal mast.

I also want to eventually enjoy HF, so I have a CHV-5X multi band dipole which I will mount either in a V or horizontal position

Ideally, I would like to mount both antennas on the same mast... the vertical up top and the horizontal below. Is this possible? Would there be interference issues even though only one antenna would be in operation at a time. I have a longer mast if spacing needs to be maintained.

Thank you
Lou
Nov 7th 2020, 21:10

WA0CBW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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That should work. I would put at least 3 to 5 feet between them
Bill

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