Antenna Mounting for KD9ECH (Winter 2016)

Steve W9THR and John KD9ECH erected a 2m/70cm JPOLE.  The JPOLE was built by Terry Cashion a local ham to enjoys building stainless steel style JPOLE antennas that resemble the Arrow JPOLE.

 The antenna was mounted on a mast that was about 8 feet long, and the antenna is about 5 foot tall.  It was mounted at the peak of the house and the SWR read 1.3 on most of the 2m band. The coax was rg8x and ran with a loss of 1 watt when tested at ground level

The test results with only a few watts were amazing.  The ladder was 33 foot tall so we estimate the antenna peak to be at about 45 feet.