The 80m GP is made from the base of a Valcom fiberglass
antenna that I was able to get through government surplus for a good
price. The fiberglass base is 17ft long and the rest was made
from aluminum that I had gathered over the years and some specially
The base is concrete since I am paranoid that the whole thing
may fall down in a hurricane or tropical strorm.
The antenna is 61 ft long and has a small capacity hat
incorporated in the guy ropes.
The feedpoint has some stubs that allow tuning of the antenna
on the ground.
Antenna during the
Hinge Plate: 1/4 inch thick
steel plate/angle and 1 inch thick steel rod
Yard Arm and
It went up in
10 minutes using a tree, winch and the XYL.
The stub section, plastic box for variable capacitor and ugly balun
I have 4 elevated radials for 160m and about 25, 80m