boy this is tough - possible upside on the lower frequencies if you both
put up decent sized towers they can be far enough apart you could share
towers as antenna supports - a 160 meter dipole suddenly may be a
possibility! Hopefully the two of you live in such a direction that
roadside to a line between your towers would be EU or some other
I would arrange serious operating endeavours like contesting as joint
efforts, with each of you optimizing alternate bands!
Could be fun - like anything it will be what you make of it, eh?
You are right to worry about front end overload, best to be aware of one
another - would not recommend you be in a common pileup on a DXpedition
with the two of you running 1500 Watts!
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Jerry K3BZ wrote:
> Last year I elmered my next door neighbor and he's a quick learner!!....now
> he's putting up a tower and an HF yagi... so am I....so of course we're
> helping each other with digging holes and pouring concrete, etc. But now
> we're wondering what sort of problems (like front end overload, etc) are
> experienced by two neighbors operating same time, same band, maybe 500 feet
> apart. There has to be a few of you out there that have had a sililar
> situation... are there any tips or suggestions or warnings you might give?
> Jerry K3BZ
> PS... if towertalk is not the right forum for this question, please
> forgive... where should I take it?
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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