Appendix C: Parts list and suppliers

Antenna mounting structure

Category
Type
Part
Link
Pop-tower
Tripod
TRM-10L
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Spare ¼” bolts
¼” x 2” hex bolt
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Spare ¼” nuts
¼” lock nut
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Spare 5/16” bolts
5/16” x 1” hex bolt
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Spare 5/16” nuts
5/16” lock nut
-
Spare 5/16” nuts
5/16” hex nut
-
Mast
Telescoping mast
-
Quick links
⅜” Quick link
Any hardware store
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Mast foot
Swivel base
-
-
Base plate
-
Guy wire
3/32” stainless steel wire rope
Some hardware stores
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Wire rope thimble
3/32” Thimble
Amazon
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Crimping sleeve
3/32” crimping sleeve
Amazon
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Turnbuckle
5M or ¼” eye to eye turnbuckle
Amazon
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Stainless steel wire
20-gauge Snare wire
-
In-line wire tensioner
In-line wire tensioner
Gallagher
-
Ratchet
Wire tensioner tool
Gallagher
-
-
Regular ratchet with ½” drive
Any hardware store
-
Carabiner
6M carabiner
Amazon
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Anchor
#6 rebar (5-feet)
-
-
Ground anchor
Non-penetrating roof mount
Non-penetrating roof mount
NPRM-series (light- to heavy-duty)
-
Mast
Masting

Antennas and cables

166 MHz antennas (for Lotek Nanotags in the Western Hemisphere)

Maple Leaf Communications 9-Element Yagi 9E166
Maple Leaf Communications 5-Element Yagi 5E166
Maple Leaf Communications 3-Element Yagi 3E166
Laird Antenna 9-Element Yagi PLC-1669
Laird Antenna 6-Element Yagi PLC-1666

434 MHz antennas (for CTT LifeTags/PowerTags)

Laird 6-Element Yagi TS4306

Coaxial Cables

Most RF or antenna suppliers will sell coaxial cable cut to size and with with your choice of connection type. We recommed LMR400 cable, which is durable and low-loss.

Suppliers

Canada

    Maple Leaf Communications
    Maple Leaf brand 166 MHz antennas and any cable needs
    Nutech Electronics
    WADE Antenna projects
    Laird antennas

United States

Power Supply

Category
Type
Part
Link
Solar
Wiring
Fused battery lead
Amazon
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