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Subject: [TowerTalk] tower cost #2
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:45:03 EDT
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scrounging tower is great if you're looking for smaller size towers. say rohn 

i live in nw tn. in the country. i've got 6 rohn towers up.

#1 is 50' rohn 25 tiltover. bought it from a friend who moved to az.
#2  is 30'  ''    my dad used for  his 2 mtr beam. he didn't want the tower 
at his new qth so we put up a gnd/plane for vhf & one of my spare 14avq vert.
#3,4,5 and 6 were scrounged.[ all 40' for my wire arrays] bought 3 sections  
at a hamfest  for $20 a section .traded a guy something for 2  more. my uncle 
gave me 1 as he's got cable and the tv ant. was just wearing away not being 
used. my neighbor gave me 4 for  basicly helping him take down an unused tv 
tower.he's got cable.
got 3 from my old boss before i retired. same reason.had  two furnature guys 
deliver something and they told me they were taking one down for an elderly 
lady and was i interested. local ham had 1 he had to keep moving to mow so 
came another one.

you can put an ad in the local paper or shopper. put a note on the public 
bultn. boards at a local grocery or wallymart. if you spend a bit of  $ and 
a little work they will appear. with cable & the dish a lot of people  just 
want the tower gone.

this is a lot tougher if you want rohn 45 or bigger but most of us use rohn 
25. you can't learn if you don't ask. worst you get is no or sorry but 
sometimes it's yes!

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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