I figured many of you guys would have reservations about mounting those antennas on the pole by the power lines, and I also thought about some of those comments, so I'm considering, even though it hasn't posed any problem in several years, maybe I've just been lucky, and I have decided to move them over away from the power lines.
On one of those 4-bays, I could actually move it about 10 ft away from the pole, and cut the 20 ft coax down to about 15 ft, saving loss on the slightly longer cable run, and possibly eliminating any problems caused by interference with the power lines and the large pine tree you see in the photos.
The other 4-bay, on the other hand, I would have to lengthen the cable run from about 20 ft to about 25-30', in order to move it.
The FM Dipole, I am also going to have to increase the 300 ohm twin-lead length,
so I have decided to build 14 guage ladder wire to replace it, and even possibly mount it even higher.
I've devised a mast mounting idea, and I'd like some opinions regarding my strategy. I was at the Home Depot, and Lowe's doing some brainstorming, and this is what I came up with for what I think might be overkill, but a seemingly stealth, weatherproof, strong installation:
Looking at EMT conduit, which is super strong, I found that 3/4" will slide nicely and fairly snug inside of 1" PVC.
I thought it might look better, not rust, and add strength. Even though EMT is galvanized, it will rust after a lengthy period of time outdoors exposed to the weather. Knowing that ordinary PVC is not UV resistant, I figured 1" PVC gray electrical conduit would work best, and the gray seems to hide well against a cloudy or blue sky better than the white.
I found galvanized, 1" female thread floor flanges for about $4,
which are stronger than hell, and could be mounted about 2' below the eve, on an exterior wall, through the siding and plywood with lag bolts. I could thread a 1" male to glue fitting inside, glue on a length just enough to clear the eve, slide in a cut to length piece of 3/4" EMT, glue on an elbow, continue up to the top, slide in another length of EMT, and either glue on a cap, or silicone it closed on top. Mount the antenna to the mast with ordinary U-bolt clamps, and secure a piece of steel strap just under the eve around the mast, and secure it to the side of the house, above the flange with deck screws.
Interested in thoughts or opinions on this.