(2) Drive the swivel ground stake through the center hole of the
(3) Assemble six mast sections AB-35/TRC-7 (Fig 15).
bottom section of this assembly over the moveable (swivel) portion of the
mast base assembly AB-154/U (Fig 16).
This assembly provides a 4.5-meter
(15 feet) measuring device for proper spacing of the ground stakes.
Positioning guy stakes.
(4) Using the assembled mast sections as a measuring device, align
the mast sections over the center of one guy rope cleat on the baseplate.
Drive a guy stake (Fig 15) at the far end of the mast sections (Fig 16).
Repeat this procedure at each guy rope cleat. (This spaces the three guy
stakes 120 apart and gives stability to the erected antenna.)
Drive guy stakes at a 45 angle into the earth and facing away from
b. Assemble the mast.
(1) Insert one guy plate between the sixth and seventh sections of
(2) Assemble five additional mast sections, and join them to the six
sections already assembled.
(3) Place a second guy plate over the end of the eleventh section of
(4) Lay the assembled antenna mast between two guy rope cleats on the
baseplate with the mast against one of the cleats. (This results in a 90
angle between the mast and the guy stake that is in line with the next
(5) Tie the flexible end of each of the three guy straps around each
of the three guy stakes. Use a cow hitch (Fig 17) to ensure proper tension
on the D-rings when the antenna is erected.