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Re: [TowerTalk] new tower install

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] new tower install
From: "Roger Kissel" <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 14:17:30 -0400
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So far I've gotten seceral comments and I appreciate all. That includes those who didn't read all I writ and/or mis-under-interpreted what I said. Jake, YOU hit it on the head and I do appreciate that.

Anyway, I got a call from that 'messenger' who told me about the big "sell-looking-type' of tower. And much to my chagrin, it was sold almost immediately after he had seen it. So it looks like I'm going to be hanging some R55. Not that I'm all upset about it. After all, going from simple tv tower to something like 150 feet of R55 aint all THAT hateful. And how many amateurs have this opportunity ? Not really that many. So I'm not upset at all. Just a bit mystappointed but what the heck. I'll be happy when I get my iron up in the air.

Thanks to all who read and responded.

Central Ohio

Jake Wrote:
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To: <>,"towertalk" <>
Subject: re:new tower install
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 12:48:43 -0500

Roger is "pipe-dreaming" and is looking for insite:

"Anyway, I have not seen the tower and the 'messenger' told me nothing more
than "180 feet and it's already on the ground". I have no idea what
brand/condition/construction/weight/etc....  So at this point, I'm
'pipe-dreaming' for my ham station."

So, Roger, Just how long is that piece of string?.. With out more info, you can't even make a "SWAG", much less an intelligent guess. ie: Manufacture, wind load capacity, etc........ Either you need info from the manufacture or scribbling from an engineer.


"Where I live, there are NO CODES or HOAs or any of that crap. I talked with
the township trustees about putting up a tower and asked if I needed any
permits or blessings. NOPE. "

You lucky dog!!! But I'd still "get it in writing, get it in writing, get it in writing"
Other wise down the road it's your word against whom ever...........

BTW, I'm not an engineer.

Gd luck with your project. Stay safe.

73 es GDDX
K9WN  Jake

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