Point well taken on archives. I looked them over myself when first joining
However, this reflector is, above all, a forum. How do you think all of
that info in the archives got there in the first place? The current list
members are "adding" to the depth of those archives.
Regarding the overkill of rotator systems, there is no harm done. Folks are
relating their choice of rotators. Some might speak badly about
brands/models that they have seen/used. This is also useful information to
someone contemplating a purchase. If that information seem speculative,
there is usually one or two posters who reveal their positive experiences.
If you do not agree with a post, just ignore it.
Regarding your Single Point Ground, don't sweat it unless you are in an area
that often gets hit by lightning. Just do the best you can with what you
have. If a bolt hits and destroys some of your favorite equipment, you
likely WILL make a big change in the design.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Tom Martin
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 4:32 PM
To: Towertalk Reflector
Subject: [TowerTalk] Repetition
The ability to use the Towertalk archives should be stressed by Steve.
A Google search also saves time. I must have received 200 emails in the
past week concerning grounding techniques, rotor selection, and assembling
PL-259s! Most of the replies and expert opinions have been mentioned
verbatim over the past five years or more. Aren't there any NEW subjects to
Also, why do the majority of the hams on here make recommendations for
rotors that are overkill for the antennas to be turned and very costly?
Not everyone that reads this reflector has two or more towers with
muli-stacked arrays. I really don't think that you need a $1000 rotor to
rotate a 3 element SteppIR!
Finally, according to the SPG experts, I will need to spend $300 or more to
get all of the cables and wires coming into the house tied to one ground
panel. The electrical entrance panel is at least 40 feet (the other side of
the house) from my shack entrance panel. The entrance for Telco and cable
TV and internet is another 20 feet from the shack. I don't have the
resources to tie all of these grounds together. In my next life I will
build the perfect house for ham radio grounding.
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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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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