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Portable Tripod for Patio with Diamond X30A?

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Can someone recommend a portable tripod for use on an apartment patio. Something I can pull in and out ss needed (not screw down or bolt to floor). This will likely be used for a Diamond x30A and the antenna will need to be mounted about 10 inches above top of the tripod so no long mast will be used, if at all. Thx
 

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In a similar situation, I have used a home depot-type plastic bucket along with a PVC mast with a flange on the bottom, and filled about halfway with small gravel pieces as ballast. If you like, you can attach the antenna to a much shorter but somewhat larger diameter section of PVC so that it will slide onto the longer, but smaller diameter mast and can be easily removed for storage.

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Tripod Sprinkler, remove the Sprinkler Head or visit a Camera Store
Can someone recommend a portable tripod for use on an apartment patio. Something I can pull in and out ss needed (not screw down or bolt to floor). This will likely be used for a Diamond x30A and the antenna will need to be mounted about 10 inches above top of the tripod so no long mast will be used, if at all. Thx
 
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I came across this in our K-Mart store - equivalent to your WalMart - it's actually a bike stand, certainly heavy enough and sturdy to hold a reasonable sized antenna in the wind - and it was on special run out - NZ$15! Everything is held in clamps so the top piece can be rotated any which way. You never know what you might find when you're not looking for anything!
 

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PYLE PSTND2 speaker stand available at Home Depot. Great for portable and event radio antennas.

Very similar to the bike stand in the above post, without the 'Jaws'.
 
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Right about three feet. And that is about what I paid.
Last question on the PYLE PSTND2 - Do you think its sturdy enough to leave permanently on the patio at about 4 week, with a Diamond X30A mounted to it? the X30A is 4.5 feet in height.

Cant decide if the PYLE PSTND2 is better or a large planter / bucket filled with cement and a piece of PVC sticking up. The Tripod would certainly be more aesthetically pleasing, and I like the idea that it can be moved and pulled in and out if needed. I also wouldn't have the worry of drilling holes in the door frame for a feed line if its a portable use in and out.

decisions decisions
 
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I need to make a slight correction: tripod minimum height 40 1/2 " measured.

I think it does a really good job holding antennas. Holds my Comtelco base station dual band and that is 6 feet and weighs 8 pounds.
 
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