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Thread: 2" Antenna Mast
09-08-2011 07:22 PM #1
2" Antenna Mast
I purchased a Winegard HD8200U antenna on Ebay a little while ago
and got a great deal. It is quite a large antenna and the instructions are
recommending 2" mast. Can I use 2" OD galvanized pipe???
Radio Shack only sells the 1.25" standard mast. I found some 2" mast
on Ebay but with the shipping it will cost more than my antenna did!!!
I only paid $66 with shipping for the antenna!
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09-09-2011 06:57 AM #2
The "beast" weighs about 15 pounds so maybe I will stick with the 1 1/4" mast.
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09-09-2011 08:36 AM #4
I just got off the phone with a local Winegard dealer
and he says that the 2" recommendation is a misprint!
09-09-2011 08:37 AM #5
09-09-2011 08:56 AM #6
Like satellite antennas, the issue is mostly about wind loading and not so much about the weight. With a 14' long boom, there's a lot of potential for twisting in the wind.