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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Want comments on tower installation
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:29:06 -0400 (EDT)
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The idea is that I can inspect the ground connection. I also didn't want to 
 have things interfere with my lawn mower. I kept the wires as close to the 
rod  as possible, thereby minimizing the inductance. Right? Time will tell.
I have a good amount of old fencing laying around and decided to add  some 
"heavy fill" when I refilled the hole. It is more there to stabilize the  
ground. You may note that the only concrete is the three "pillars" around the  
anchor irons. There is no access for a cement truck and this was my method 
to  make a base. Most on the momentum is taken up by the ~4' x 6' granite 
slab on  the bottom of the hole.
I used the "falling derrick" to raise the tower. You can see the derrick  
laying on the tower in one of the pictures. One guy wire was attached to the  
derrick. I added some extra wire to the guy and used a couple of 
"come-alongs"  to pull the tower up. A motorized winch would have made it 
faster but I 
had the  time. The "come-alongs" were attached the wire with "dead-ends" 
the same type as  I used to fastened the guys to the anchors.
All went very well and I had no major problems during the rection.
Hans - N2JFS
In a message dated 8/25/2011 10:33:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I would have connected the ground wires with the last inches  running 
parallel to the ground rod downwards instead of upwards. All  curves create 
impedance. Think of your ground conductors route as a road where  a high speed 
car needs soft curves and not sharp bends. A minor detail,  anyway, you can 
leave it like that.   

What are those grids you set up horizontally over the concrete? Is it  
copper or steel reinforcement bars? If it is rebars for the concrete, there  
should be a minimum of three inches of concrete between the soil and the iron,  
to protect it from corrosion.

Would have been nice to see pics of the structure that routed  the pulling 
wire in a high angle to erect the tower. 

Neat and clean method of installation. Cool.



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> Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:56:15  -0400
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Want  comments on tower installation
> After some (a lot)  difficulties my tower is finally in position. It is 
> put up in a  "normal" way but rather the way I found practical and 
> applicable. You  find the pictures at 
> Locking forward to comments, hopefully not to  devastating.
> Hans - N2JFS
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