> I know some of you will be contesting this weekend, but just wanted to
> invite you all to help put up some towers/antennas THIS SATURDAY,
> October 31.
Ahhh...Don, have you been following the weather?
30G50 for tonight and tomorrow with the wind and flooding advisories
going until late in the day.
<sigh> Unfortunately the boom to mast clamp has come off my tribander so
it is just laying on top of the tower between the mast and two C-clamps
on the top of the tower. Absolutely noting to keep it from tipping off
to the front or back. As I said, it's jut laying across the flat top of
the tower. I may have to go up there in the wind tomorrow. BTW, I've
found several man lifts that work in the 500# range. With a couple of
exceptions they all run about $1,200 a day or week end plus gas and that
price does figure in the delivery charge of $25 each way (locally) I
think I'm just going to have to use the good old fashioned climbing
> We will begin at 10 AM, and should be done early enough for the
> HotDogs and Beer/Drinks to taste great after the stuff is up.
Bet ya don't...Hope you can.
> Please let me know if you're coming, so there will be enough
> food/drink for all.
I don't get up till around 2:00 and then need to go to the airport. Work
to do in the hangar. I'm installing a winch at the back of the hangar
to pull the plane back in. It has a long cable and control so I can
steer with the hand tow bar and control the winch from the business end,
but no holes in the hangar of floor. It's getting expensive though. The
engine is close to a major, the main RNAV radio is giving up and the AI
You're about a mile North of the highway...so what 2-meter simplex
frequency do you monitor just in case I might go "over"? <:-)) Don't
see any airports close by though.
It'd be late in the day after the turbulence dies down and the ceiling
lifts a bit.
OTOH if the winds die down a bit I "have" to get up mine to remove that
antenna (if it's still there in the morning). That and if it comes down
I'll probably have to replace all the guys.
> QTH is easily found on qrz.com ... it will bring you to my driveway.
> To put up:
> 1 - 56' tower with mast and pulleys for wire antennas .. need a GIN
> POLE if you have one. Have a second one of these, but NO
> bolts/nuts/washers for assembly, so only one will be going up.
> 2 - 64' insulated towers [80m verticals] ... they just pull to
> vertical and get bolted in place.
> 1 - 60' tower with 3el 30m, 5el 17m, and 5el 12m yagis. Will be
> pulled up with my vehicle.
> 1 - 40' TV tower with A3S and 2m vertical on it.
> All coax/rotor cable/etc. will be complete before you get here.
> Hope to hear from some of you.
> Thanks in advance.
> Don Havlicek, N8DE
> 1897 E. Edgar Rd.
> Edmore, MI 48829
> home: 989-427-5577
> cell: 765-967-2272
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