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Fixing t2lt to kite pole
Topic Started: Monday, 5. February 2018, 13:37 (232 Views)
Langy1312
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Hi all just got back into radio again.i bought a t2lt antenna off eBay and also got a 10m kite pole.what I would like to no is the best way of fixing it to it.use pvc tape in sections up it?also what happens when it's windy and its taped to it and bends will it not pull on the antenna.any ideas guys
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You could use a zippy tie at the top, Ive done this before with wire antennas place another zippy at the bottom but slack so it stops the wire flying around but has enough slack to move
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I used to just tape (with electrical tape) the top to the pole, and then simply tie some old shoelaces to hold it further down, that way it can slide through easily if needed to bend.
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Hi nick,how about the balun?was the taped to the pole.its a job to know what to do so I can move freely when the wind bends it.
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Tape it all to the pole with single wraps
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Langy1312
Monday, 5. February 2018, 19:34
Hi nick,how about the balun?was the taped to the pole.its a job to know what to do so I can move freely when the wind bends it.
Yes I taped the coax-coil/balun to the pole, but instead of taping it where it hung, I moved it up a bit so there was some slack in the antenna wire, then tied the wire in a couple of places to the pole.
I had a T2LT up at home as a main antenna on a 12m spiderbeam pole for a while, it was fine, and that bent over so much it actually tapped itself on nextdoors bedroom window in strong winds :D
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Ok nick cheers for that.il do that tomorrow.
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Different size rubber o rings and slide the down the whip till they are tight enough..
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I use a T2LT as a homebase antenna at home. I've fixed mine to a 10m Sotabeams telescopic pole, and taped each section to stop it from collapsing in the wind etc. The antenna i've simply used electrical tape to attach it to the pole. It bends freely with the pole and hasn't been damaged at all during the high winds. It's very versatile.

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Hi all,thanks for all of your help.
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Releasable zip ties orrrrr those wee velcro ties they use to hold nets on goal posts.

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