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Warning -- Tower and antenna work can be dangerous. Working from the ground helps reduce the risk but every installation is different. The user is responsible for the application and adhering to good engineering and safety practices. There are no other warranties express or implied.


Review Update: Now in 3 models: Standard, Monster and Mini

Over 300 TiltPlates shipped.   Thanks!


VIDEO --- CLICK for the HamRadioNow interview at Dayton 2014 



For More information

* Click for TiltPlate specifications for ALL models

* Click for Prices and Ordering

* Click for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions about applications, installation, etc)

* Click for Special Note for SteppIR DB36, DB42, MonstIR, and 4el with trombone

* Click for Customer Pictures and feedback

* Click for WD0M Tower Failure pictures and comments

* Click for Hamfest Pictures

* Click for Shop Pictures

* Click for Videos and YouTube VIDEOS

* Click for KARLock information (optional gravity lock)

* Click for TiltPlate STACKING information and mast recommendations

* Click for Commercial Links - companies we work with

* Click for The QuadLock Page - Tilt product for Cubical Quad Antennas

* Click for The HexLock Page - Tilt Product for HexBeam type antennas

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Price List

  1. Standard Model          $790 + $55-$85 shipping & handling

  2. Monster Model           $940 + $95-$125 shipping & handling (see note below)

  3. Mini-TiltPlate          $700 + $44-$74 shipping & handling

  4. KARLock, non-stackable  $250   when ordered with a TiltPlate

  5.                         $300 + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately

  6. KARLock, Stackable      $285   when ordered with a TiltPlate

  7.                         $335 + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately 

  8. Lateral Boom Strut      $123 + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately

  9. Boom Truss Mast Bent    $30  + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately

  10. Optibeam 40MM adapter   $20 when ordered with a TiltPlte (u-bolt credits applied)

  11. Optibeam 40MM adapter   $80  + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately

  12. Optibeam 80MM adapter   $71 when ordered with a TiltPlte (u-bolt credits applied)

  13. Optibeam 80MM adapter   $131 + $20-$40 shipping when ordered separately

Shipping is to continental U.S. and varies by UPS zone.  Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and International will vary.

NOTE: Monster model shipping price increase effective 20-Jan-2020.  UPS has lowered the the overweight limit from 70 lbs to 50 lbs.  A surcharge is now added for any package over 50lbs.




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Tiltplate Models - Standard, Monster, Mini


TiltPlate (standard)

Antennas up to 25 sq ft, 125 lbs

Shown in the stackable configuration (mast extends past TiltPlate)

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TiltPlate (monster)

Antennas up to 35 sq ft, 250 lbs

Shown in the non-stackable configuration (mast is in front)

Click for full specifications



Antennas up to 10 sq ft, 70 lbs  (2el Steppir, DreamBeam 11, Small tribander or LPDA)

Only requires 12 inches on the boom for mounting.

shown in the "stackable" configuration (mast extends past the TiltPlate)

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Click for Customer Pictures and Comments

Click for Shop Pictures

TiltPlates, KARLocks, and QuadLocks


Click for Hamfest pictures

Lida (XYL), Al,  and Cal (son) at the Dayton 2010 hamfest.  Photo by Don / N4HH.

Videos here and on YouTube

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All of the TiltPlate, KARLock, and QuadLock videos are posted on YouTube in the NN4ZZ channel.




Small Screen Version                      Large screen Version

( 320 X 240 -- 9 MB )                                                         ( 640 X 480 - 65 MB )

This is a 4 minute video showing the TiltPlate in action.  Both files are the same,  the screen size (and time to load) is different.  Click the VIDEO icon to play. 

The music on the video was written, composed, and  recorded by Andrew (OZ5E) and Lissa (XYL) also known as The Ham Band. For more information check


Bill / KM1C Stacked TiltPlate video

The video below shows 2 stacked yagis on TiltPlates with a 6M yagi at the top.  Click for more information on Bill's project.

 Video Details:  9 minutes, SMALL 320x240 screen size, Microsoft .WMV format

Click to play .WMV format

 Video Details:  9 minutes, LARGE 960x720 screen size, FLASH format 

Click to play the FLASH format 


Company Information


Company:  NN4ZZ TiltPlate  is a family owned LLC  (Limited Liability Corporation)

Location: We are located in Loganville Georgia, (30 miles east of Atlanta)

Founded: The LLC was established on October 26, 2009 and is co-owned by Al Ludwick / NN4ZZ and Cal Ludwick.   Lida Ludwick (XYL) provides shipping and administrative support. 


Safety and Convenience

Mission: The mission of our company is to provide safety and convenience products for yagi and quad antenna users with tiltover towers.  Our products, the TiltPlate, QuadLock and HexLock are designed to allow antenna maintenance from the ground without the need for a tall ladder or expensive bucket lift.   It is our goal to provide the best quality product possible at a reasonable cost.  To that end we use the best components, a robust design, and quality manufacturing processes.    


Patents: Tiltplate and KARLock, HexLock and QuadLock are patented. 


Contact:  Click to send email --->  

Note: Although our phone number is not listed here, phone support is available just send an email and it will be provided or email your number and we'll give you a call.