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1. Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Update (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:08:37 -0600
One lesson I learned when trying to level my 80 foot self-support tower with an instrument borrowed from my construction manager next door neighbor (transit? theodolite?) was that each section was a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-12/msg00475.html (8,776 bytes)

2. Re: [TowerTalk] Plumbing a tower (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:04:32 -0600
My Rohn self supporting tower uses bolts for the base with nuts both below and above the first section footpads that allow alignment. I used a transit to plumb the tower and was very surprised to dis
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-01/msg00477.html (8,704 bytes)

3. Re: [TowerTalk] Old Safety Belt (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 02:00:05 -0600
In the climbing game, any harness older than 5 years old is automatically thrown away whether it has been used or not. This specifically applies to webbing but should convey the thought that there is
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00061.html (9,002 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] Mounting Polyphaser to SPG (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:50:29 -0500
Over on the house side of this 15 foot separation, the station ground system and electrical ground will be tied together. At the corner of the house closest to the antenna SPG, I plan to extend/retra
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-06/msg00366.html (8,431 bytes)

5. [TowerTalk] Harness/Safety Belt Inspection (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:22:30 -0500
Today's ARRL Letter had a note on the death of W8KKK when his safety belt "parted at one of the seams and just let go." I don't know the details of the inspection process in the commercial world but
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-07/msg00354.html (8,492 bytes)

6. Re: [TowerTalk] One thrust bearing vs. two (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:06:53 -0500
A second thrust bearing normally allows a safe means to remove the rotator (lift the mast and secure using the two thrust bearings). That alone is more than enough justification for two thrust bearin
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-08/msg00196.html (8,244 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn SSV Towers (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:46:06 -0500
The 20 foot sections that are smaller/placed at the top have solid rod legs/solid rod cross braces and are annotated 5N to 1N (smallest). Sections 6N and larger have "angle iron" cross braces with ga
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-10/msg00480.html (8,322 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] Feeding a Delta Loop (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:25:50 -0600
I went for horizontal polarization with the feed point at the apex at the top of the 80 foot tower. I used a quarter-wavelength RG-11 line as an impedance match for the 100 ohm antenna feed impedance
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-02/msg00086.html (9,666 bytes)

9. [TowerTalk] FW: Thrust Bearing - again! (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 17:36:17 -0500
Bad assumption, the TB3s don't rust EXCEPT the set screw which holds the ball bearings. I have two on my tower, one is over 25 years old, I live next to the Gulf of Mexico (granted I do have some ext
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-05/msg00364.html (8,158 bytes)

10. Re: [TowerTalk] Mast Steps (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 13:30:56 -0500
A single clamp is a single point failure. I use W9IIX mast steps which use two clamps. I have required custom mast steps for a Rohn SSV Tower and W9IIX provided them based on my requirements incld sh
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-05/msg00478.html (7,371 bytes)

11. Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor Removal (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 14:12:15 -0500
I used an old TB3 and some angle iron (actually unused tower braces cut to the necessary length) to tie a TB3 to the tower legs with u-bolt clamps. I drilled the holes in the 'angle iron' for the u-b
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-05/msg00612.html (8,104 bytes)

12. Re: [TowerTalk] Hy-Gain Discover 7-3 (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:54:00 -0500
You ran into the same problem I did with the hairpin. You would think that after 30+ years, that dimension would have been corrected. The solution is to move the entire element assembly (all three el
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-06/msg00023.html (7,763 bytes)

13. Re: [TowerTalk] Plumbing a Tower (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:27:15 -0500
My self supporting tower may be a little different than a guyed tower but when I borrowed a transit to plumb my Rohn SSV tower, I was surprised to see that it was a lot like spaghetti. The sections l
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-07/msg00626.html (7,383 bytes)

14. Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn TB-3 (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 07:24:39 -0500
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/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-08/msg00128.html (7,249 bytes)

15. Re: [TowerTalk] gorilla hooks (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 15:58:39 -0500
You want more than the gorilla hooks. You want them as part of an arrest system which includes two gorilla hooks, webbing and a shock absorber. Some sites I've bookmarked:
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-08/msg00286.html (8,128 bytes)

16. [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:20:40 -0500
Can anyone tell me why the major supply houses (Digi-Key, Mouser or Amphenol) don't supply anything other than crimped Type N connectors? It seems to me as if crimped connectors have become the stand
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-10/msg00122.html (7,748 bytes)

17. Re: [TowerTalk] Crimped PL-259's (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:12:36 -0500
First of all, I assumed my topic to be constrained to RG-8/213 for HF and 9913/LMR-400/heliax for VHF/UHF - big power to big antennas. I use Amphenol as a baseline for coax and Andrew for heliax. Som
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-10/msg00178.html (10,974 bytes)

18. Re: [TowerTalk] External Receive Antenna Switch (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:46:31 -0500
DX Engineering has a RTR-1 Receive Antenna Interface for Transceivers. I noticed that one was being offered in the current ARRL On-Line Auction which also had the link to the QST Review of the RTR-1
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-10/msg00249.html (8,175 bytes)

19. Re: [TowerTalk] Breaking all the tower climbing rules at an (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 09:52:42 -0600
Near the end of the video when the participant is climbing the pole parallel to the antenna, it looked to me as if the climbing pole with the steps had big pieces of copper across most but not all of
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-12/msg00081.html (8,849 bytes)

20. Re: [TowerTalk] WHOLE HOUSE SURGE SUPRESSORS (score: 1)
Author: "Kenneth Goodwin" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:24:38 -0600
I've got a Leviton 51120-1 Whole House Surge Suppressor installed, as previously mentioned it is nothing more than some big MOV's but it is in a metal enclosure and has LEDs for status indication. Ab
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-01/msg00040.html (9,294 bytes)

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