The One Person Antenna Raiser
Like to operate portable? Do you have trouble finding help for antenna raising at your QTH? This may just be the answer for you.
You can drive a vehicle on the base for portable operations or mount permanently at your QTH by bolting base to concrete inserts. Slip the mast in the base of OPAR (short pipe section tilts), mount your antenna and hoist up all alone. Mast easily secures in place with moveable locking bolt and large spanner nut. Guying methods should also be employed for heavier antennas. I’ve used OPAR to lift small beams, verticals, rigid dipoles and various wire antennas to heights of 20-30 feet with minimal effort all by myself!
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