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[TowerTalk] Re: The Ultimate One Tower System

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: The Ultimate One Tower System
From: (Kurt Andress)
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 12:24:54 -0800
Greg Gobleman wrote:
> > Pete Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > Would take a heckuva tower -- I'm not sure even Rohn 45 would be heavy
> > > enough, but otherwise I agree.
> > >
> >
> > The ultimate antenna collection requires the ultimate tower. Look in the
> > catalogue for the tower that carries 102.6 SqFt.
> >
> >
> > --
> > 73, Kurt, K7NV
> I can remember staring at pictures of the TELREX BIG BERTHA for days!
> Wasn't those supposed to be the ultimate.  I know some are still around.
> 73
> Greg K9ZM

Hi Greg,
The Big Berthas may be the ultimate by somebody's definition. Maybe
someone around here knows what the Bertha's are rated for, I'm pretty
sure it not this much.
I think one would start shopping in the 65G + range to hold the stuff

It wouldn't be my choice for a single tower contest station. There are
just too many simultaneous band/path combinations in a day, to have all
the antennas pointing in one direction. I imagine they are great for

I worked on K6UA's several times. The things sure move a lot when you're
on the top.
During the M/M contests the Bertha was owned by the 20M op using the
stacked Telrex's. Some other antennas were used by other bands, if the
thing was pointed in the right direction.

73, Kurt, K7NV

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