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Subject: [TowerTalk] Speaking of AV-640
From: "Gregg Seidl" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:54:44 -0500
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I haven't used a vertical in decades and those were ground plane types when I 
was a poor young novice. 
I bought an AV-640 to use as a back-up or second antenna and I'm wondering what 
seems to work best at mounting it.I have several choices:ground mount it with 
the bottom being 5 or so feet off the ground. Mount it to the side of my metal 
shed with the bottom 5 or so feet from the top of the shed,this would place the 
base about 24 feet above the ground and out in the open but it would be 50 feet 
or so from the 14.4Kv line to our transformer. Third choice would be to mount 
it about 15 feet or so up on a metal pipe that would be guyed and cemented in 
the ground. I want to try SO2R on RTTY only. I am totally deaf in one ear so I 
can't do SO2R on SSB and I'm not good enough on CW. Any thought or ideas would 
be great.

Gregg K9KL

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