This is almost how I do it. I stand up a tower section with a baseplate
attached on the spot I want the base to be. Then with a measuring string, I
measure the distance from the leg that I want the anchor to be. Then I find
the exact spot by looking back at the tower section and centering the
closest leg between the other two. It is exactly like lining up the sights
of a rifle.
This has always worked perfectly for me. I guess it helps if you have
really good far vision, which I do. I just can't see anything within my
The two methods in the wager are too complicated and too much bother to do.
73, Richard - K5NA
At 11:14 PM 8/29/99 EDT, you wrote:
> Actually I use Method #3. I stand a tower section up at the base
>position and sight THRU the tower face to the third leg which is in the
>desired direction. This may not be as accurate as a transit but it seems to
>work adequately. Tape off the desired distance and you're all set.
> This technique is really handy for siting a tower; that is, determining
>where the guys can/will go. You try it once and see that 2 of the legs are
>fine but the third one is too close to the garage, you just lift up the
>section, rotate it a little bit and sight thru it again. Repeat until
>Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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