been my experience that that weight on the weight can sometimes be
"forever" between winds and waiting for it to "settle down"....
excellent ion principal but a pain in the arse in reality.
p.s. 52 days until the Florida QSO Party
Pete Smith wrote:
> At 11:02 PM 3/4/03 -0500, KI7WX@aol.com wrote:
>> With all that, I tend to over do things a bit so if I were putting up
>> towers at once, or perhaps one big one (FWIW I define "big" as over
>> 140 feet
>> for hams), I'd probably seek out a professional to sight them and get
>> all perfect. I bet with a bit of poking around you can find someone
>> who would
>> have the right gear and do it at a reasonable cost. I looked into
>> this a bit
>> just to inform myself when I started building in NC. The rental cost
>> on a
>> transit was not prohibitive given the cost of towers in general.
> Just for the sake of discussion, why couldn't you just make up a
> little fixture that would hold the top end of a plumb bob contrivance,
> say 4 inches out from a tower leg and in plane with one side of the
> tower? Make up an identical fixture for the bottom to serve as a
> target, wait for a moment with no wind, and voila.
> It seems like something like this could even be used as you added each
> guy set during the tower building process.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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