I have finally decided to get off my butt and see about getting a tower put up.
I live in an inner ring suburb in the St. Louis, MO area with not much
property so I'm looking at neighbor pleasing options.
Two towers that I'm considering are:
* US Tower MA-40 with a free standing base
* Force 12 LPT-1242 bracketed so it's free standing
For low visual impact antennas, I am considering the Optibeam OBW10-5, Force 12
C3SS, or Cushcraft MA5B.
I'm looking for advice....
My neighbors are reasonalby supportive but I would like to crank down the tower
when I'm not using it. I'm a reasonably healthy 47 year old and I'm wondering
if those towers are easily cranked down. I know that the US Tower has a motor
accessory but I'm trying to keep it simple to avoid failure, maintenance, etc.
Does anyone on this list have one of these that they crank up/down manually?
Is it easily do-able for a healthy guy?
Are there any other neighbor friendly tower options that I should consider?
Are there any other antenna options I should consider?
Thanks for any advice you guys can give me,
Morse Telegraph Club - Alton Chapter
Office UD, Sine DJ
Amateur Radio Station - WBØTUA
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