Greetings to all...
As the newest of the TT Newbies, I continued to be marvelled by the scope of
information passing between the group members. A BIG tip o' the hat to you
However, most info exchanged in this forum deals with specific issues. As
someone getting on HF after a thirty-year absence, I am planning to install
a tower and HF yagi. My question: Is there a single source of information
for tower installation, grounding, cable routing, etc?? I need basic
information... perhaps a compilation of 'best practices'. I recognize that
EVERY installation is different. But there has to be a book or something
that reminds me, for example, to ground my coax at the point of entry into
the house... isn't there?!? What are the basic procedures/tasks/practices
to install a tower and HF yagi??
I would like to end with a suggestion. And I am very serious! I believe
this group should undertake the project of writing a book. The book should
address each of the issues associated with tower, antenna, rotor, etc.
installation/maintenance. Many individuals in the mail-list have specific
interests and expertise. Let these people write the chapters on those
issues. Grounding/Lightning protection is a issue that comes to mind as an
example. Not interested in putting this together as a commercial venture??
Put it on the web! I would bet that it would be one of the most-visited ham
sites on the 'Net!!
Well, anyway... thanks for the info I've gleaned so far. My tower is due
to arrive late August. I've got a lot to do until then. I just wish I knew
what it was!
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