I'm adding a question to the previous query (I hope the lack of response
wasn't because the question was too dumb <g>).
Is it possible/advisable to construct a tower footing in such a way that
some sort of 'adapter' plate can make the footing conform to whichever tower
I choose? In other words, I want to put the digging and concrete work into
the construction portion of the loan if possible. This gives me some more
time to hunt for a used LM470 or equivalent.
I just had a conversation with the contractor who is doing the site
preparation (utilities, etc) for the vacant property we're developing for
our new home/ham site. When I suggested that I would like to have him do
the digging and concrete for the tower footing, he asked if I wanted any
'copper sheathing' in the hole the way he was instructed to do it for
another tower he installed.
Is this something to consider? I don't know whether it was done to get a
great RF ground or for lightning protection (or both). If there is a
worthwhile electrical procedure that can be done in the tower footing, I
sure want to learn more about it before the installation.
Frank - W0ECS
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