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[TowerTalk] Newbie needs guidance

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Newbie needs guidance
From: (Tazanator)
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 07:14:51 -0500
Okay neighbor said I could have his old tower....( sectional all same size
tubing horizontal every foot up the tower) its, he says 55 feet.  I'ts
mounted 3 feet above ground on a telephone pole in a fold over set up with
guy wires and has not been moved (cranked down) in a few years.

Now I have no real money..but lots of play time.  I just got a tech ticket
in dec. and am studing for general.  I like the 2 meter and used the CB alot
when I drove semi. So the tower will have;
    TV ant.... UHF local (qty 2)
    cb ant (antron 99)
 and I think (haven't bought yet)
     MFJ 1798 10 bander (75/80,40,30,20,17,15,12,10,6,2)
     Diamond D-130J.  (scanner and 70cm)
     A two meter beam setup on a rotor at the top. (haven't picked any yet)
I also plan on a pulley arm to add a wire ant later.....

I plan on navel jelling the tower and repainting it (checking for bad
rust...IE holes) when it comes down. then using belden 8281 and 9913 coax to
hook it up before raising it up on my site.

The questions are
1.  How deep of a hole do I drop the tower into and how wide a foot of
cement in that hole
            (I have a 18"X18" by 5 foot deep started.....)

2.  do guy wires have to be used and if so can they be attached to a shed
and garage plus a 4X4                 elevated into the air (wife has to be
able to walk without hitting them and it has to "look pretty"

3.  Are the ant's suffecent for a begining general ham and what is the best
way to set it up.
        (I know the antron cb goes at a hieght of 32 feet will the MFJ work
under it)

4.   can the Belden 8281 (TV) be used for any of the ham ant's

5.   If Guy wires are put in can they do duty as wire ant's or can wire
ANT's be hung off them?

Any help and info would be great...(Ham Radio Outlet said to ask here)

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