Codan's CT15 mast is a lightweight but robust telescopic mast solution designed for permanent or temporary installation.

The CT15 mast is compact for transportation, and quick and easy to deploy. It is designed to be deployed at discrete heights of 10 m, 12 m and 15 m. However, it can be locked off at other heights if needed, making it a very flexible solution that precludes the need for multiple masts. Designed for reuse, the mast is simply retracted at the completion of the mission and transported to the next mission or stored for future use.

With installation tools included, the mast can be fully installed by a two man team in under 30 minutes. The main guys are colour coded and provided with quick action locking plates that enable them to be quickly adjusted as the mast is extended. This ensures that the mast is secured at all stages of deployment.

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Key Features


Lightweight, yet sturdy, the versatile mast is constructed from heavy duty aluminium tube that resists bending.


Designed to withstand wind speeds up to 144 km/h (90 mph) in clear air.


With a nested height of only 1.75 m the compact design facilitates ground and air transport.


The mast can be fully installed by a two man team in under 30 minutes.


  • General
  • Compatible Codan Antennas
  • Installed height 15 metres (50 feet) maximum
  • Alternative heights 12 Metres (40 feet), 10 Metres (30 feet)
  • Number of Guys 3 levels each with 4 guy ropes
  • Auxiliary Guys Guys radius 8 metres (26 feet)
  • Maximum head load 15 kg (33lb)
  • Maximum wind speed 144 km/h (90 mph) in clear air as a standalone mast, subject to anchoring method
  • Supplied tools Radius cord, spirit level, hammer, No. 8 allen key, 10mm and 13mm spanners
  • Mast weight 20 kg (44 lb)
  • Packed weight 50 kg (110 lb)
  • Packed Dimensions 190 x 22 x 22 cm (6 x .7 x .7 ft)
  • Mast material Heavy duty Aluminium
  • Guy material 2mm plastic coated galvanised steel wire, UV resistant
  • Auxiliary guy material 4 mm Dyneema rope, UV resistant
  • Tactical Antennas (25W Manpack) 15-00454 Long Wire
    15-00458 End-fed Broadband
    15-00456 Broadband Dipole
    15-00455 Wire Dipole
    15-00457 Dipole and Broadband Kit
  • Base Antennas 78-01012 Semi-delta (125 W PEP)
    78-01246 Semi-delta (1000 W PEP)
    15-00411 TFD411 (All variants)
    15-00403 Tuned long wire
    78-01266 Whiskey NVIS (1000 W PEP)

Values noted are typical. Equipment descriptions and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.


When do I need to use a Mast in a HF system?

Most base station antennas require a mast. The antenna consists of the wires and transformers used for communication. However, they require a mast for the antenna to be erected in the air. The mast consists of aluminium or fibreglass poles and guy wires which prevent movement of the mast under antenna, wind and ice loading. A mast height is generally between 10 and 15 metres.

How do I choose the best antenna for my HF system?

For mobile applications, we generally recommend the Codan 3040 Automatic Whip Antenna . For more demanding applications, the 3042 tuner and associated whip is recommended. For base station applications, we generally recommend the 411 Terminated Folded Dipole Antenna, or a full Delta Antenna, if sufficient space is available.

Proper antenna selection requires consideration of many parameters including desired range of operation, available frequencies, transmit power levels, space constraints, and type of service being provided (voice / data). Codan offers a wide range of antennas and masts for different requirements.

Please visit our Antennas & Masts page for more information on our range. For assistance with antenna selection, contact Codan.

I would like to purchase a Codan Radio System. How do I go about this?

Contact sales at Codan Communications directly via sales enquiry, email or phone as per the details on our contact webpage. You can also request a quote via this form.

For an LMR System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • Frequency band (VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, AM, etc.)
  • RF power output (8 Watts, 30 Watts, 100 Watts, 250 Watts, etc.)
  • Frequencies and Bandwidth (Optional for Quote, Required for Order)
  • Tone Signalling (CTCSS, DTMF, DCS)
  • Cabinets or Racks
  • Duplexers or Relays
  • Detailed Configurations

For an HF System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • System type (Base, Mobile/Vehicular, Portable/Manpack)
  • Type of transceiver required
  • Power source (mains, battery, solar)
  • Brief outline of capabilities required
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