I've been off the air for many years but still have much of my equipment (old
Drake complete 4-line). I am now retired and want to get back on the air in a
big way so I plan to put up 150 feet of ROHN 55 (not sure if I'll fly it up one
section at a time with my gin pole or have a 40 ton crane come in and do it in
one lift) with a TH7 on it, hang some inverted Vees for 40, 80 and 160.
I still have my old KENPRO KR-2000 rotor (am I telling my age?) and would like
to know what any of you know/think about this particular rotor. I'd been using
HAM-M's for years (this was before the HAM-4's came out) until I got the
KR-2000 but wasn't on the air long until my 90 foot tower came down. From that
point, I was QRT. Now that I've moved, I can start over and build up something
worthwhile. I know my KR is still operational, which is why I held onto it for
all these years.
I also have a jury-rigged PPM (I know, all PPM's are jury-rigged) that a
previous ham sold me, along with much of his other outside gear, but with no
way to indicate direction, I can't say I'm all that anxious to put it in the
tower. I know it will outlast me, tho, but I'd sure like to have a direction
indicator, too, without having to spend an arm and a leg on one of those red
I've picked up a big gin pole (3" aluminum pipe, 3/8" wall, 15 feet long) that
will handle the R55 but it's heavy enough that I'll use another gin pole to
jump this big one up to the top so I can fly another section of tower.
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