I currently have my FlightAware antenna attached to a 2 in diameter, six foot Schedule 40 PVC pipe, attached with two straps to my chimney.
Unfortunately, it is apparent that I have a water issue between the antenna and the LMR cable coming down from roof. I am in the midst of re-designing.
Using information in this link:
I plan to have a base of 10 foot 2" PVC, and within that a 5 foot 1 1/2 inch pipe, and on top of that a 10 foot 1 1/2 inch pipe, giving me a 15 foot “mast” to which the FlightAware antenna will be attached with U bolts. Enclosing the pipe will reinforce the base. I live in hurricane country and have to keep that in mind.
I’ve added this to the list, could you share how the cable is run inside?
The cable is just zip tied to the pvc, run across the roof, then down a vent pipe with zip ties. I go in my house under a window with towells stuffed in the cracks
I did not try to route inside the PVC since the antenna is attached to the outside of the pipe. Depending on the pipe you use, you made need some alternative U clamps.
My system lost a lot of signal/range when I used those flattened cables to go under closed windows.
My wife’s patience is about up, so I am soon going through wall, and terminating in a cable outlet kind of deal on the interior wall.[/quote]