Shallow Drilled Braced Monument Overview

Shallow Drilled Braced Monument

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Mount Commonly Used
Install Time
Site Impact

SCIGN mount



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The shallow drilled braced monument (SDBM) consists of 4-5 1"-diameter stainless steel legs in a tripod configuration epoxied into bedrock up to depths of about 5-6 feet. The legs are welded together at the top. Use the SDBM at locations where there is bedrock at or within 0.5m of the surface. Ideal bedrock is fresh or only slightly weathered, and minimally fractured/jointed. If extensive weathering and/or fracturing occur too deep, the bedrock is not suitable for this monument. The SDBM is used throughout the PANGA, BARGEN, and PBO networks.

Site NAMA in Saudi Arabia.



Design and Construction

A heavy-duty hammer drill is required for installation.


Installation Photos

Approximate Cost

$800 (not including epoxy or cement)

This cost is for the monumentation only; the antenna mount (e.g. SCIGN mount) is not included.


The materials specific to construction of the SDBM are available as a kit which can be purchased from:


Mount Commonly Used

The SCIGN mount is the antenna mount most commonly used with the shallow drilled braced monument, although it is only required when using the SCIGN radome. Otherwise, any other leveling mount, such as the SECO 2072-series antenna mount, is acceptable.

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Article ID: 301
Created On: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:22 PM
Last Updated On: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:22 PM
Authored by: Beth Bartel []

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