Your challenge in getting a tower up in Florida will be construction to meet
code. After hurricanes over the last 10 years, many counties are on the
140MPH/3 second gust list on RS-222-G.
No matter what it is, you'll likely need an engineer's certification for
your tower design to get a permit - and you'll need a permit almost
everywhere. It can be done, but make sure your design meets the requirement
for the county of installation or hire a trusted erection service to be your
On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 4:30 AM, <Cqtestk4xs@aol.com> wrote:
> Since I am heading back to the mainland (FL) I am now thinking about a new
> set up.
> Tower 1...rotating Rohn 65...200 ft
> 4/4 M2 40 Yagis 200/100' (total 26 sq ft)
> 3 KT36XAs 90/60/30' (total 31.5 sq ft)
> 2 A3WSs 80/40' (total 8.2 sq ft)
> Tower 2...rotating Rohn 65...200 ft
> 4 5el M2 20m Yagis 200/150/100/50 (total 42 sq ft)
> 4 7el M2 10m Yagis 120/90/60/30 (total 24 sq ft)
> Tower 3...rotating Rohn 55...200 ft
> 4 6el M2 15m Yagis 150/113/75/37 (total 34 sq ft)
> 1 3el 30m Yagi 100' (10 sq ft)
> 2 7el 6m Yagis (7 sq ft)
> Any thoughts? Especially interested on the guys who have used 65 before.
> I am pretty confident on the 55's ability to handle the load, as I had
> about 55 sq ft on the 55 at my old FL QTH and those were on sidemounts
> produced some pretty heavy duty torque in windy condx.
> I have run N6BV's program and all looks good for the patterns. Anybody
> see any serious interaction on any of these. I know there will be some on
> the XA at 90 ft on 15 meters since it is close to the 40 meter Yagi. I
> my XA and the 40 meter Yagi around 12 feet apart in KH6 and saw very
> interaction. Besides, the XA stack is a secondary one for 10-20 meters.
> Rotating device will be K0XG stuff. Thoughts on these?
> This will be my last setup (said that before) and I want to do it right.
> Thanks for the help.
> Bill KH7XS/K4XS
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