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Wall Antenna Mount Installation

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Jan 25, 2017
Dalzell, IL
I am working on installing a wall mount antenna for a receiver that will activate a tornado siren. The receiver will be placed in a brick building and my goal is to have a halfway decent mount. I ordered a medium duty mount (Nello Medium Duty Wall Mount) and I seen that the mount comes with 1/4" x 2" lag screws. As I am installing this mount into a brick surface, do I need to have additional hardware (lag shield, etc.) in order to achieve a secure mount? My second inquiry is regarding the antenna mast. I plan on using a 1 3/4" x 5' galvanized steel pipe as my mast. Will this be sufficient or will I need to look into another mast option? Please keep in mind that this antenna will not transmit any data. It will only receive and monitor for two-tone sequences that will in turn activate the siren. Thanks ahead of time for any help!


Apr 28, 2003
Cary, NC
First to jump in.

Yes, that looks sufficient, esp. with the angle brace on the bottom bracket. For brick, yes, lag shields will be correct. In case this is your first time, a small hammer drill will be your best bet for drilling the holes. Do you have the antenna and the antenna-to-mast bracket already?

Among other items, make sure you weatherproof your cable to antenna connection well; 'tape -n - vape' andd have a decent drip loop as the line transitions from coming down the mast to going horizontal into the building.
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