Installing the G3TXQ Hexbeam onto a tilt over mast
I have been asked many times "How do I fit the G3TXQ Hexbeam on to a Tilt over mast on my own" To some people this can be tricky but I can assure you that with a little experience it can be quite simple. I hope that with my experience and these simple pictures it will help you install your G3TXQ Hexbeam both safely and with no damage. The G3TXQ Hexbeam is quite robust so don’t worry too much about moving it about or laying it on the ground.
Clear a space in which to work safely and tilt your mast over to a low position.
Place the Hexbeam over the stub-mast. Cover the stub-mast with a rag/cloth to stop the G3TXQ Hexbeam form sliding off the stubmast while you raise it.
Raise the mast to this position. You will need to use a stepladder at this point as the mast maybe around 3m off the ground.
Slowly move the G3TXQ Hexbeam stub-mast and insert it into the stub-mast on the tower. At first this will not slide completely into the stub-mast as the angle is to great so you must slowly lower the mast. Take care not to let the G3TXQ Hexbeam spreaders dig into the ground. As the mast is lowered the G3TXQ Hexbeam stub-mast will slowly slide into the towers stub-mast
Tighten the grubscrews and insert any bolts that you may have prepared or revert back to this video.
During all the moving about sometimes cords can become detached from the centre-post, check that they are all still attached.
Check all the wire elements are tight.
Well done, you have installed your G3TXQ Hexbeam. Any questions please feel free to ask.