New Users Guide: Mast Equipment Guide:
For those of you interested in getting involved in the WACAN network but not sure what equipment and parts you need to get a solid wireless link - I’ve included a list of all the parts I used on my mast install at the start of the year as a bit of a guide.
This is everything you need to get a solid 4.5m mast with three guy wires and can be extended easily if you want a taller mast (or reduced if you want a smaller mast) - the essence stays the same though.
Equipment list and prices were all from http://sciteq.com.au/ (based in Wangara) in late 2013 and it may have changed a little since I purchased them, but should give you an good idea of what you need:
1 x Guy Ring Plate 32mm (251002) = AUD$2.50 1 x Lock Ring Collar 32mm (251003) = AUD$2.00 12 x Guy Wire Clamps (251019) = AUD$24.00 2 x V Block Flat Back (251027) = AUD$3.00 6 x Guy Wire Thimble (251016) = AUD$3.00 2 x U Bolt 10cm x 8 mm (251006) = AUD$2.00 1 x 4.5M Pole (250014) = AUD$30.00 3 x Turnbuckle 8mm (251026) = AUD$9.00 3 x Screw Eye 200mm (251034) = AUD$7.50 1 x Tile Roof Mount - Galvanised (251012) = AUD$20.00 (Tiled Roof) OR 1 x Iron / Tin Roof Mount (251013) = AUD$20.00 (Tin Roof) Approx 3 x 10m lengths of Guy Wire (251001) = AUD$70.00 for a 180m roll
Note: if you ask around you may be able to share the cost of the guy wire roll with someone else on the network - or buy the remainder off someone else as you won’t need the full 180m yourself.
If you want a 6m mast most of the parts are identical - except you’ll need twice the number of guy wires - so that means twice the number of Guy Wire Clamps, Guy Wire Thimbles, Screw Eyes and Turnbuckles, and another Guy Ring Plate and Lock Ring Collar.
I’ll write another post soon to show how all the above parts go together and make a mast.