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[TowerTalk] AT&T/SBC Location Communities in Texas

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Subject: [TowerTalk] AT&T/SBC Location Communities in Texas
From: "J. Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 19:57:44 -0400
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Hi all!
I've seen a number of emails about Texas communities with tower and antenna
significant restrictions and covenants.  With mergers of AT&T into SBC
having made a "new" AT&T and the pending merger with BellSouth, I'm
wondering if there are folks out there who can speak well of various
suburban areas in the  neighborhood/commuting distance of AT&T/SBC offices
that would be "Ham Friendly" with their tower and antenna laws.  Such
communities need to be identified for those who might find themselves
calling Texas home sometime in the future.
Anyone out there with some suggestions?

Thanks & Vy 73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Phil Camera
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New Tower Installation


Use solid bare copper wire to connect to the ground rods, #4 bare solid at

No need to tie each legs' ground radial together, they're already tied
together at the tower.

Polyphaser recommends 65-75 feet of ground radials per leg.  With eight foot
ground rods this would be 5 ground rods per leg.  I'd increase that over
what you're planning; don't cheapen your ground system at this point.

No need to tie the legs to the concrete; concrete is conductive so you'll
get that benefit.

And, I'm a staunch supporter of CadWelded connections for a fool-proof,
maintenance free solution.

You're on your way.

Phil  KB9CRY

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