WA6O and the 17m Verticals

Mike, WA6O in front of the 2 element 17m verticals. Each 1/2 wavelength long vertical dipole weighs around 7 pounds. The elements are parasitically coupled, and are beaming north. There are two levels of guy ropes since this is a light weight antenna, and thin nylon mason line is used for the guying. The rope is insulated from the vertical by using "tie wraps" as insulators. (photo by K2KW)