A couple of weeks ago, I asked for input on whether or not to house bracket
3 sections of 25G to my house as my first tower -- I asked if that would be
Many thanks (belated) for all the replies that I received either directly
or as posts to the list. Your input and suggestions were a big help.
Assuming no complaints from my town's Planning and Engineering Department
when I check on zoning restrictions, the tower should be a "go."
A couple of questions:
-- I want a thrust bearing at the top. Does an AS25G accessory shelf come
drilled for a TB3, in addition to rotors? If so, should/could I use this
at the top of the tower instead of the APL25G accessory plate (the shelf
with 3 short "feet" that bolts to the top section)? Are there advantages
to the APL25G?
-- Antenna choice: I am space and money impaired! My friend with the
tower sections is willing to part with his Hy-gain TH-2 (being replaced by
a C4 -- showoff!). It has appeal due to its small size (6' boom) and cost
(great to have friends!). However, what I put up will likely be "the"
antenna for a long time. In that sense, I am wondering if I should not
step up to a little more antenna. I read the recent thread comparing the
small 3-element beams (TA33, TH3, A3S). An alternative, the TA33-JR seems
a good fit for me -- same general specs as the TA33 but lower power rating.
Since I do not see an amp in my future, is this a reasonable antenna (or
the others, for that matter)? Any alternative suggestions? I wish I could
afford a Force Cxx antenna but the budget and neighbors would not look
kindly on that!
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