And guess where he got the idea for the phased 4 squares? hi I am back
to one 4 sq but want to improve it. The raised radials in the woods were
frequently needing maintenance due to fallen branches, and occasionally a
vert wire broke. You ought to find out what W1MK is using . 73 JACK
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Duffy K3LR" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [YCCC] [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials
> Hello Dave!
> You might look at the photos on my web site http://www.k3lr.com
> under the tab of 80 meter vertical project (two phased 4 squares).
> I am using the HyGain Hytower as the building block for 8 verticals. They
> single band, full size (80 only) and use three Rohn BX sections (first 24
> The overall length is much longer (stock Hytower is 51 feet total, mine
> are 75
> feet). I extended the aluminum is several areas to make each vertical
> at 3.500 MHz (elements in a 4 square must be longer than normal). They
> survived 75 mph winds and lots of ice storms. They can be lowered and
> raised by
> two men.
> This modified HyTower vertical meets all of your construction and
> Tim K3LR
> David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
>> I am trying to decide what to use to build 4 new 80m verticals for a
>> 4-square upgrade here. My criteria are:
>> 1. full size 1/4 wave verticals, no top or base loading.
>> 2. must be able to standup to new England winters at 2000' with ice and
>> 3. must be new material, I don't want to go scrounging for used tower or
>> 4. prefer only 1 guy level, but will do 2 if necessary.
>> 5. prefer to stand up complete, but will climb to add top section(s) if
>> necessary, crane or truck access will be very hard to this spot.
>> 6. prefer something that can be delivered to here, truck delivery is not
>> problem, I don't want to have to haul long stuff myself.
>> So, what might fit those criteria??
>> David Robbins K1TTT
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