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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 87, Issue 65

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 87, Issue 65
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Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 07:20:26 EDT
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In a message dated 3/20/2010 5:33:06 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Where this best place to get a primer and details  on:

>  Sizing the tower to handle the load (I have the info  from Steppir's page
All the "prep work" for the base forms, concrete type,  "tips/tricks"
All the "legal (permits, etc) stuff to raise the tower. (I'm  in a 
subdivision and the good news is that there are a couple hams nearby with  
towers so 
I hope I can use "precedence" to allow another tower to go up.My lot  is 
approx 60 x 120, so not a lot of space to work with
All utilities are  underground (made that a requirement when we moved to 
Austin in  1985)
Pros/cons ($$s) of motorized raising option for the tower. 

            First,  congratulations on your proposed new installation. 
You'll have fun with  it!
            May  I suggest getting a copy of my book UP THE TOWER - The 
Complete Guide To Tower  Construction (available from _www.championradio.com_ 
( )? It'll answer  almost all of your questions. 
YOU and others in your situation are the  reason why I wrote it. BTW it's 
the first and only tower construction book  available. 
            IMO  crank-ups are worth their extra cost and decreased 
reliability in  some situations but nothing beats a real fixed tower for value  
long term use - whether it's a guyed or self-supporting structure. 
            And  you've done the right thing by asking your questions on 
TowerTalk. You'll get  lots of useful advice from the members. 
Cheers & GL, 
Steve    K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
Cell: 206-890-4188

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