okay county wind load is 75. plan so far is at hight of 17 feet mount MFJ
wide band, 1st TV ant then CB ant (about 32 feet now up tower) then 2nd TV
and pulley for sloping wire (much later addition) on top 2 meter beem.
Grounding by 4 radials 25' of #8 awg wire 2-4" below grass with 10' copper
pipe at ends (stright down and under the grass too.
should be about 52 feet high, shooting for guy wires at 32 and 52 foot marks
(just under verticals) about 50 feet from base of tower hooked up to wood (a
shed and 4x4 fence posts)....can I run Dipoles in or on the guy wires? also
garage is beside tower so I may add a brace at 10 foot level
3 foot by 3 foot by 5 maybe 6 feet deep cement hole...plastic pipe thru base
leggs and into a pocket of limestone to help prevent rust.
Any other sugestions...I just have to keep it looking neat..Neighbors don't
care for the 5 15 foot pipes I am using now, and the wife wants it all in
one small place looking clean and neat. also can the belden 8281 tv coax
work for the ham ant's?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tazanator" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:14 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Newbie needs guidance
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> way to set it up.
> (I know the antron cb goes at a hieght of 32 feet will the MFJ
> 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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