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Subject: [TowerTalk] antenna height vs hassle
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 18:27:56 EDT
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Well, I'm sitting here thinking about what I going to do with this 40' HBX 

Here's the deal:

The tower was free & in good shape. I live on a small lot, can't really have 
a guyed tower. I now have a roof tower with my 2 meter yagi at about 27', the 
A3 tribander at 30' & a 6 meter yagi at 33'.

In order to put this 40' tower up, I would have to hire out the hole 
(5'x5'x5'), then hand carry all of the concrete approx  120-150' across the 
grass, on 
an uneven area (ugh).  No way to get the truck any closer. 

Bottom line is the cost & hassle of this worth the potential gain? 
If the tower was 60-80', I'd say of course, but, going from 30' to 45', I 
dunno if there would be much improvement to be worth it. I'm beginning to think 

What do you guys think??

73-Chuck KI9A

Oh yeah, did I mention my xyl, who NEVER gives me any hassle about operating, 
or wires hanging fromt he tree's or the tower on roof, wants a pool in back 
about the only place I can  put the tower???

See:  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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