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Re: [TowerTalk] Need Tower Suggestions

To: "Martin Gary" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need Tower Suggestions
From: "Jim Hargrave" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 17:11:40 -0500
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I would suggest you install a Hazer. Then you could lower the antenna to
work on it near ground level.

    73s de Jim

  > -----Original Message-----
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  > []On Behalf Of Martin Gary
  > Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 4:50 PM
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  > Subject: [TowerTalk] Need Tower Suggestions
  > Hello everyone,
  > I can't climb anymore. Missing half my foot, bad heart, bad
  > back, etc...  Since I can't climb and I hate asking people to
  > do things for me, whats the best tower solution for me? I've
  > had regular old Rohn 25's for years and they were great. I've
  > moved recently  and need to put something up that won't cost
  > more than 5-8k (less would be better) that I (personally) can
  > install antenna's on. I thought seriously about just putting up
  > another Rohn and rigging a pulley, rope, winch system to pull
  > me up and down the tower. I would have to have someone on the
  > ground to operate the winch and be the ground crew just like
  > any other tower climbing event. Of course, safety is a major
  > player here. Could that kind of solution be safe enough or
  > should I get a crank up tower?  They really cost a lot,
  > especially tall ones.  If I decide to go with rigging on the
  > tower, what's the best way to go about it? Any suggestions
  > would be appreciated. I own a repeater (VHF 146.775) here in
  > Southern Marylan
  >  d and have had it on a hundred foot tower at the old house for
  > years. So, I need one that's at least 70-100 foot tall to put
  > my station master on. If you have any ideas that include
  > different kinds of towers or whatever, I'm open to any and all
  > suggestions.
  > Thanks in advance for any help.
  > Martin - N3HRT
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