Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 300 Steelcase Road W, #20 Markham,905470 9604 ext 230
open6l I know what your problem is.
The size of your 10' pole is too thin for what you are doing.
From your pictures your pole looks too thin, what size are you using 1 1/4" ID?
You need atleast a 1 1/2" ID to 1 3/4" ID for the free standing 10' pole with a rotor with a antenna like a 4228 on top. The rotor can mount take to a 2.0" diamater pole.
My suggestion is that it looks like you already have a clear view for the ota signals, from your roof there is no reason to go that high.
I would recommend you use a 5 to 6' pole against the chimmney at least 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" ID pole that it clears the chimmey by a 1 or 2' the most.
From there use the balance of the pole enough to mount your rotor and 4228 on top.
With the second pole on the rotor make sure the length is just enough to mount the antenna, you should not use no more than 40".
The loading(the weight of the rotor and antenna) that you have with your current setup is too much to support a free standing 10' with the rotor.
As long as your antenna has a clear view then that is as tall as you need to go. If you really want to go tall then I would suggest a tower.
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Last edited by Yaamon; 2005-10-20 at 10:48 PM.