Take a look at the station design outline and the detailed discussion on my
website. While I designed a contest station, the process is the same for
any application. You will learn a bunch from the site if you haven't been
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Thoele" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:40 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Newbie Question
> Greetings -
> I have been on the list for a while, and finally took my test (no code
> tech, I'm still working on code). It appears I passed!
> I have a 100ft freestander going up, it's a Rohn similar to a trylon.
> Here is a few questions.
> First, antenna? I'm more concerned about working as many bands as I can
> with the limited space. Not knowing the different models available, I'd
> like to get some suggestions.
> Second, radio? Again, multiband. I have been looking at the Yaesu's on
> ebay (ouch), but not knowing too much about them, I'm open to suggestions.
> Next, rotor. Seeing as this always comes up on this list, (thrust
> bearings, other parts broken), can I hear from some of you who hasnt had
> any problems?
> Also, I'm looking at running 7/8" heliax between the house and the
> as the underground run would be close to 250', then another 100' for the
> tower. Any comments on this?
> (call sign tbd)
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