I am posting this again so that anyone going to Dayton this weekend who
might want to take a quick look at this tower can do so.
The tower that I am speaking of is a 50' fold down with a tri-band beam
on the top. It has a rotator of unknown brand. The beam is also of
unknown origin, however, it appears to be in good condition, not much in
the way of visible oxidation. The owner is looking to get the tower
down since he is not an amateur and has no use for it. It seems to be
to be a shame to let a perfectly good antenna become scrap metal.
He believes that he can get $300 for the entire tower and antennas if he
scraps them for the cash. I will make myself available to anyone who
wants to take this tower down to get it into more appropriate hands.
If you want to see it first hand...
Get on I-75 south from Dayton. Go south approximately 30 minutes to
Tylersville Rd. (Mason-Hamilton exit) Turn left and go to the third
traffic light and turn right. This is Cox Rd and you will see a Big
Lots on one corner and the old Voice of America station on the opposite
corner (for all who appreciate incredible antennas, it may be worth the
trip just to eyeball that field!!!) Go about .5 mile on Cox and you
will see the tower on the left (second house after the first cross
Enjoy Dayton!! If you are coming through Cincinnati, Ohio, you can
usually find me on 147.06+, the University of Cincinnati Amateur Radio
Club repeater. Give me a shout as you pass through town.
Tylersville Road is an exit you will pass if you are coming up south of
Cincinnati. It is two exits north of I-275, on the north side of the
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