The patented* DX Engineering Tilt Base Antenna Mounting Systems enable an operator to raise or lower an antenna in seconds, while leaving the base of the antenna securely attached to the mounting plate and post.
With our stainless steel Tilt Bases one person can install and service the antenna. This means you'll no longer have to climb ladders, there is no need to remove brackets from the support posts, any you will never again have to lift the entire weight of the antenna in order to put it up or take it down.
Precision-cut from 3/16 in. 304 stainless steel, these Tilt Base Antenna Mounting Systems are virtually indestructible. They conveniently mount to the same mast that you use for the antenna and Radial Plate. You could use lag screws or carriage bolts to mount one to a wood post, but typically these Tilt Bases are ground mounted to a 2 in. max O.D. pipe with two optional SSVC-2P saddle clamps, displayed in "Required Parts".
There are five versions of the DX Engineering Tilt Base Antenna Mounting Systems kit designed for these HF antennas:
DXE-TB-3P: Specifically designed to mate with the antenna mounting bracket of the Hustler 4, 5 or 6 BTV vertical antennas.
DXE-TB-4P: May be used as the tilt option for the DX Engineering vertical antennas: DXE-30VE-1, DXE-40-VE-1 and DXE-40VA-1. They may also be used with many other quarter wave vertical antennas (up to 28 feet tall) by first mounting the antenna to a short piece of mast pipe, and then mounting the antenna mounting mast assembly to the 4P adapter plate. The DXE-TB-4P Tilt Base adapter plate will work with vertical antennas that are mounted on a mast pipe with a maximum of 1.75" OD, weigh less than or equal to 20 pounds, and have a height of no more than 28 ft. Vertical antennas up to 43 feet must be adequately guyed, and extra precautions taken when raising or lowering to avoid undue lateral stress on the tilt mechanism.
DXE-TB-6P: Is specifically designed to mate to the antenna mounting bracket of the Hy-Gain AV-14AVQ (HGN-AV-14AVQ). This special tilt base mounting system allows the AV-14AVQ to be closer to ground level for maximum performance.
DXE-TB-7P: Is specifically designed to mate to the COMTEK 30 Meter (COM-30VA) and 40 Meter (COM-40VA) Vertical Antennas.
DXE-TB-8P: Is specifically designed to mate to the COMTEK 20 Meter Vertical Antennas (COM-20VA) which may be tuned to resonate on one band, 20, 17, 15, 12, or 10 meters.
DX Engineering Tilt Base Antenna Mounting Systems make it easy to make repairs, tune your vertical, or lower your antenna to a safe horizontal position long before bad weather hits.
*U.S. Patent 7,432,875