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Re: [TowerTalk] telephone poles from the electric co.

To: "'Eric'" <>, "'antenna forum'" <>, "'tower talk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] telephone poles from the electric co.
From: "Robert West" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:54:13 -0400
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Forgot to add this, one big benefit from using poles is that in most areas,
one does not need any permits from the local powers that be to install a
pole.  Just dig the hole and chuck it in.  

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 10:16 PM
To: antenna forum; tower talk
Subject: [TowerTalk] telephone poles from the electric co.


My casual conversation turned in a great opportunity today.   The 
electric company sent someone out to my property today to survey my 3 
phase job.  I asked him what they did with the old poles they remove and 
upgrade from time to time and he told me that they took them back to the 
company and put them in a pile and did not use them.  After I explained 
to him that I was in amateur radio and had heard other amateurs 
installing them for their stations he told me that I could have one or two.

This brings me to my second  point, What is involved in getting one and 
installing them ?  Is this worth further effort in trying to get one.  I 
would have to transport the pole to my property and install it.  What is 
the best way of transporting a power pole ?  Has anyone tried to install 
one ?  He did tell me that in the old days that they installed them by 
an a frame and a winch to pick it up.  I might even have some trees 
nearby to use for the anchor support.

Is this even worth trying to do it or is it more trouble than it's worth ?

Thank you,



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