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Re: [TowerTalk] My Tower cost

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] My Tower cost
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 19:56:44 +0000
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Tower cost will vary depending on the type of installation you're willing to 
put up.  "Field day" style installations can be very inexpensive and can 
actually last a good many years but if you're going to follow all the 
manufacturer's recommendations and good tower engineering practices, then it's 
not cheap.  Actually for my recent 120 ft. guyed Rohn 45, the tower and antenna 
were the least costly of the total.  I didn't skimp on this installation and am 
confident it will, Lord willing, last a good many years with little worry.

Finally, someone made a comment that I feel compelled to write about.  Your 
local ordinances or county or whatever may not require a tower permit but 
virtually all counties in the US require a permit whenever you pour structural 
concrete.  And tower bases are structural concrete.  Ask around on the Ham-Law 
reflector, but you may be sorry later on if you don't inquire about that 
special requirement.  That's what I ended up with and am glad I did, I didn't 
need a tower permit but indeed needed a permit for the concrete so to speak.  
Gd luck, Phil  KB9CRY

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