In a message dated 3/20/2010 5:33:06 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 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
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_
(http://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,
Champion Radio Products
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