Richard L. King wrote:
> Susan (KU2Q) and I are able to pull up and and install Rohn 45G sections
> with just the two of us. We do this using a tractor and a block and tackle.
> With me guiding from the top of the tower, Susan backs the tractor up which
> pulls the tower section to within 10 foot of the gin pole. Then she stops,
> gets off the tractor, and by pulling the block and tackle arrangement can
> easily pull the tower section the rest of the way up and lower it into place
> while I guide it onto the tower top.
> We have worked out some elaborate hand signals for stopping, starting, etc.
> However, as the tower gets higher we think we need better communications
> between the ground(tractor) and the top of the tower. Since we don't have
> two amateur HTs available, we are looking for something else to use.
> In the AES catalog I found the Maxon Personal Communicators advertised in
> the 40 to 50 dollar range. They work on 49 MHz and have vox and a choice of
> headset model or earpiece-microphone model. We are thinking about buying two
> of these.
> What do other people use for tower-top to ground communications? What works
> well and what doesn't work well for you? Is anyone else using the Maxon
> radios? What do you think about them?
> If there is enough interest, I will summarize the responses. Thanks.
> 73, Richard
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RICHARD, THEY WORK FINE FOR ME, I HAVE USED THEM IN THE PAST, WHEN
I GET OVER 200 FEET,ANY THING LESS, WE SPEAK UP, UNLESS IN A VERY
CROWDED NOISY AREA. THEY DO NOT WORK WELL IN A STRONG RF FIELD,
AM,OR FM.....73 DAN firstname.lastname@example.org
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