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Re: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot

To: "'Tower and HF antenna construction topics.'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot
From: "Bob AD5VJ" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:36:41 -0500
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My advice only

Check your city and/or ordinances; I understand some will not let you have a
tower that if it fell could fall into your neighbor's yard. Don't know what
that may mean in your case, but might be worth you checking into.


> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Freestanding tower, narrow city lot
> I'm interested in putting up a freestanding aluminum tower in my small
> back yard. Our lot is a narrow one; the main house is toward the front
> of the lot, and there is a detached two-story garage apartment at the
> back of the lot. Where I want the tower is the slightly sloped grassy
> yard area between the two buildings. My preference is the Universal
> 12-40. Question: since there is not room to assemble the tower and
> antennas on the ground and push the whole thing up, how difficult is it
> for an experienced tower person (obviously not me!) to erect the tower
> piece by piece, and install a hex-beam on the top? I understand that
> this tower model is overkill for a hexbeam, but I want the tower to be
> able to support larger/more antennae in the future.
> Benson, NE4W
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