Scott your ignorance is showing. My HyTower look-a-like has 80 radials of
various lengths under it and there is nothing I can't hear nor a pileup I
can't crack, all with legal power levels. Verticals without radials would
match your statement however.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott MacKenzie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Bob Maser'" <email@example.com>; "'W5CPT'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 12:35 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans
> If you can't put up a full size 4 square array with at least 5 miles of
> radial field - you are wasting your time and any one else that will have
> try and hear your puny signal. It is a waste of money and time to put up
> anything less.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Bob Maser
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 11:08 AM
> To: W5CPT; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans
> Why not just find a used HyGain Hytower and put that up? I have been
> a homebrew version of it for the last 4 years and it really works fine.
> get 80/40 and 20 with no coils and it is 53' tall, requiring one yard of
> Bob W6TR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "W5CPT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 10:15 AM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans
>> Here is what I plan to do for an 80M vertical. Please feel free to
>> what else I might do or to warn me what not to do.
>> I am going to Dallas TX in June for HamCom and while there I plan to
>> Texas Towers and purchase enough aluminum to build an 80M vertical. I
>> plan on getting 4 each 12 foot pieces of tubing starting at 2" for the
>> main radiator. I also plan on getting 3 each 12 foot pieces of 3/8ths
>> tubing for the top hat. This will give me a 46.5' tall radiator with a
>> six part 6 foot each top hat. My plan is to cross drill the top section
>> which will be 1.625" and space the three sets of spokes about an inch
>> apart as close to the top as I can drill. I will use hose clamps to keep
>> them in place. The base will be a set of insulated clamps from
>> DXEngineering to a plate attached to a 4X4 sunk in the ground.
>> I then plan to erect it over about a mile of ground mounted radials
>> distributed in a circle in my yard (I love living out in the country) and
>> sticking my MFJ-259 on the feed to determine the amount of matching I
>> need. I assume I will need some inline L to bring it to resonance. I
>> realize it will probably not cover the whole band but I will tune it for
>> the center and let the tuner in my radio widen the usable bandwidth.
>> Your comments please.
>> Clint - W5CPT
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