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[TowerTalk] Newbie needs guidance

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Newbie needs guidance
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Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 18:42:31 EDT
In a message dated 4/11/01 8:34:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> 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.

    I'm still concerned that the HF vertical is too high. 

>  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.

    The ground rods (if that's what you mean by copper pipe) should be closer 
to the tower. 

>  3 foot by 3 foot by 5 maybe 6 feet deep cement hole...plastic pipe thru 
>  leggs and into a pocket of limestone to help prevent rust.

    Don't have any idea what you mean. Without knowing what kind of tower 
we're talking about, I don't have any idea what the proper base size is. 

    I don't know what "plastic pipe thru base legs" means or what good a 
"pocket" of limestone will be. I've never heard of either method being 
applied to a tower installation. 

Cheers,     Steve    K7LXC

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