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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 22:00

Survey Tripod Modification

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While out and about with my 5GHz ATV portable set-up my modified survey tripod has been a talking point. As standard they have a 60mm hole in the centre of the head; a gimbal fitted with a 3/8" threaded screw is used to secure the measuring instrument.

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What I needed was a pole mount to secure either a dish or WiFi grid; I removed the gimbal and frankly I had no idea how to make the required change. It was later the same week I recalled another club member had some brackets specially made by a company in Nottinghamshire; I gave them a call. Photographs and measurements were emailed and within a few days I received a drawing.

In this view of the underside of the tripod head you can see the peg on which the gimbal was mounted.

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Below is a picture of the completed modification; which was created without making any changes to the tripod head. Apart from refitting the gimbal there's nothing more required to restore the tripod to its original condition.

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If you're looking for any special brackets for your antenna installation I recommend you have a chat with Brian; see link below.

Barenco

 

 

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