I’m using a 10m sotabeams pole for my main HF dipole at home. It’s the easiest way I could get a reasonable antenna up.
It’s holding the lightest antenna wire I could find, a 1/2 wave on 80.
Has anyone on here used one in a ‘semi-permanent’ (I.e up until it falls down) installation before?
I’ve taped RG mini 8 to the pole, I’m wondering if it’s too heavy, as it moves around a bit in the wind!
The dipole wire is slightly slack at the moment, so it’s not really acting as a guy wire… perhaps it should be pulled taught?
The pole is lashed to a 5’ fence post and then supported again at approx 10’. I’ve taped the joints with pvc tape.
Any comments / ideas for me please?