If you need/get a permit you will have to have the specs and calculations
tower of your choice
you may need to have inspections at the open hole and
steel placement stages
the base connection may be the weak spot in the system
modifying it could be "interesting"
> From: Frank T. Brady <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Twr installations
> Date: Friday, June 06, 1997 10:43 PM
> 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
> I choose? In other words, I want to put the digging and concrete work
> the construction portion of the loan if possible. This gives me some
> 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.
> Best 73s,
> Frank - W0ECS
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