I recently built a 2m groundplane antenna to be installed in my attic.  Building an antenna is one thing, but getting it into the attic is another.

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This is the lower mounting. Since this is in an attic, there is no need to be overly-worried about strength. There is no wind in the attic!

 

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This is the slot that I used to be able to tighten the mast (which is just 3/4" PVC) to the antenna connector.

 

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Another view of the slot in the mast. Needless to say, this was the one I did SECOND, after I got a little more comfortable with the wannabee-Dremel router attachment.

 

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Side note, after you take a rotary tool with a router blade to a piece of PVC pipe, you will have at least a million of these little shards everywhere.

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This is a detail of the coax hole. I drilled an initial 3/8" hole, and then used a 5/16" bit to finish the angle.

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And this is the coax hole with coax going through it.

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This is the finished mount. I used a hose clamp around the collar to hold the antenna mount to the PL-259 attached to the antenna's SO-239.

 


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