Three six- foot sections of a handle for a concrete float that I used for a mast.
Close-up of the tapered ends of the mast sections
The ends of the mast tubes and the section for attaching the concrete float, which I used to attach the antenna mount.
The mount for a Comet GP-1 attached to the float adapter
The antenna mount and the adapter attached to the mast tube
The radials for the Comet GP-1 with wing nuts attached
Close-up of the radials
The base (mounting end) of the GP-1 antenna with a bolt and wing nut for mounting
Trailer hitch flagpole holder mounted on the truck
PVC conduit ends to be used as sleeving for the antenna when it's slid into the flagpole holder
Conduit ends nested together
Mast tubing slid into the flagpole holder
Completed installation. Note: Two mast sections and the antenna coax cable have been omitted for photographic purposes
Closer view of the antenna mounted on the mast tubing
To secure the bottom of the mast tube in the flagpole holder, I bolted a length of aluminum round stock in the bottom of the holder. The round stock was an almost perfect fit in the mast tubing.
Threaded bolt hole in the end of the round stock.
Tapping the threads for the bolt in the bottom of the round stock
The bolt installed in the threaded hole in the round stock.
25 Foot Flagpole
A 25 ft telescoping flagpole holds the antenna and two flags very nicely.
Two meter/440 antenna at the top of the flagpole.