I have a questions for all you ghuru's on towers.
I presently have a Delhi Tower with the number 7 section as my first
section and then it goes up to the number 2 section. I presently have
a A3S up on top of the tower (48ft). I want to put a A3WS on also on
the tower above the A3. But of course the windloading isn't good
enough to do this. I have contemplated on taking the top section down
and making up my own plates and then putting the two antennas up.
This will give me 40 ft of tower. Although this will work but the
phsycological fact of coming down 8 ft I think will kill me. I
realize that there will not be difference in the signals just the
fact of coming down 8 feet has got the best of me.
One local ham mentioned something that he is going to do. I have
thought about it and wondering what the readers of this reflector
thinks as I am not sure about the idea.
Since I already have the number 7 section and legs in the concrete he
suggests on getting my hands on a number 8 and another 7 section.
Take the number 8 section and slide it down over the already in place
7 section. Then bolt the 8, 7 and legs together at the bottom. Then
take the new number 7 section and slide it in place. Of course this
would be a tight fit because there is already a number 7 section
there. I would bolt these three sections together. Once that is
completed I would carry on with sections 6, 5, 4, 3.
Has anybody any suggestions or feelings on this. I live in a small
city lot so I can't get another tower up and don't really want to
chop this block of concrete up.
Personally I think I should just come down the 8 feet but I know this
will play on my mind <grin>
Tx for any replies
Bill McFadden (VE1RJ)