As sailors say "getting there is half the fun". Designing and building a
track system is great for a real DIY'er.
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From: "pehaire" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Homebrew Crank-up
>I am jumping into the middle of a thread because I have lost several
> e-mails. I don't know if this will help.
> In the 1960 issue of Orr's Beam Antenna Handbook on page 66 are some
> of W6YMD's 110 foot telephone pole tower with its track assembly.
> On page 162 is a track system of K9UZG. He uses channel iron for a track
> and skate wheels for the rollers on a carriage holding rotator and yagi.
> talked to him and he sent me the detail drawing but they have been lost
> moving from home to home over the years.
> I have had much pleasure over the years with a 30 foot tower and a hinged
> mast with all sorts of fixtures I welded and bolted to my tower.
> Like DeMaw and McCoy says, propagation is 95 percent of a contact .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jimlux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Homebrew Crank-up
>> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Plan to budget about $9000 for a licensed PE and SE team to study,
>>> stamp, and approve the plan for TIA-G for the zip code of the project.
>>> Otherwise, if there is a failure/property damage/injury, the liability
>>> falls on the shoulders of the builder. Pun intended.
>> Oddly, depending on how it's done, it might not fall under TIA-222. I
>> don't think tower trailers follow TIA-222, for instance.
>> It might be more like an extending boom crane, from a regulatory
>> standpoint. Or some other weird thing.
>> $9K doesn't buy a whole lot of engineering hours, by the way...
>> designing something like this is a somewhat bigger job than that.
>> But, sure.. if it falls down, he/she who built it is on the hook.
>> By the way, googling for "temporary lighting tower" or "temporary
>> communications tower" brings up lots of companies who build stuff like
>> this, with pretty detailed photos and drawings for design ideas.
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