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[TowerTalk] Rooftop "hard points"

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rooftop "hard points"
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:39:23 -0400
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Anyone having a custom home built might consider seeing what it would cost 
to have your builder add "hard points" on the roof, with mounting antennas 
there in mind.  It could go so far, depending on your aesthetic concerns, of 
having a couple steel I-beams extend out of your roof to mount to.  Or, like 
in my case where my hamshack is in the room over the garage, I could have 
had a small rotating pole put up on the roof with a steering wheel coming 
straight down to the ham desk -- the old "armstrong" rotator method.  It 
would have been pretty amusing and fun -- I thought a 160/80M receiving loop 
could have been useful.

Especially, some of us have kind of tall houses -- mind is 55' at the peak. 
It's kind of "home design with ham radio in mind," if you can think ahead 
and work ahead that way.

73 - Rich, KE3Q 

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