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Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans
From: Commander John <>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 12:38:12 -0700 (PDT)
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Good thing you didn't say this on the Midwest Information Net.3967.5 mc.  
6-7:30pm CDT daily. The boys there would be playing the recording into the next 
millennium, like the dude who said you can't have a 40 over signal with  100 
Scott MacKenzie <> wrote:
  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 to
try and hear your puny signal. It is a waste of money and time to put up
anything less. 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Bob Maser
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 11:08 AM
To: W5CPT;
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical plans

Why not just find a used HyGain Hytower and put that up? I have been using 
a homebrew version of it for the last 4 years and it really works fine. you

get 80/40 and 20 with no coils and it is 53' tall, requiring one yard of 

Bob W6TR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "W5CPT" 
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 advise

> 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 visit

> 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 evenly

> 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 will

> 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
> _______________________________________________

                .... Commander John ....


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