||4245 Base w/
allowing spring to flex
4245 Spring Base
for NVIS use of either
the 16' or 32' whips
Military Antenna Tripod
|Guy Rope Kit
|Ground Stake Kit||na
|Adapter||NVIS Tilt Whip||4282||5985-01-422-8525|
Ant Kit 32'
CleaningUse Scotchbrite to clean all the male antenna element threads. No lubrication is needed on the mating threads.
During this process I found that the metal forming the male thread on one of the base antenna elements had a couple of hairline cracks about 180 degrees apart. The hairline crack is not a problem.
The plan is to mount the bracket on a pipe or fence post in the ground, install an elevated radial system and use this antenna with the SGC antenna coupler.
Standard 2" muffler "U" bolts have the correct center to center distance, but the sugar scoop holes needs to be slightly enlarged. A 5/16 Drill is a good choice. Since the 4245 Antenna base does not protrude down into the sugar scoop 3 "U" bolts can be used and the supporting pipe can be on the inside of the bracket. The 4 holes in the top of the sugar scoop are 7/16" diameter and are the standard military antenna base hole pattern.
I was going to do this with the Light Weight Beacon antenna, but it did not survive winter winds.
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