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1. Re: [TowerTalk] spider balls (score: 1)
Author: Lew <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:06:20 -0700
Jerry Keller wrote: snip... "Never heard of any proof that they work as advertised, to lessen the risk of a strike." snip Never heard of any proof they don't work, either. Puts me in mind of that med
/archives//html/Towertalk/2004-07/msg00795.html (9,017 bytes)

2. Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower Answered Question on Raising Fixture (score: 1)
Author: Lew <>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 00:01:45 -0700
Sri to hear that your tower had difficulties. My HDX-672 was installed by me and then I put a M2 3 element 80M beam on it by myself...more to see if I could do it single-handedly than anything else.
/archives//html/Towertalk/2004-10/msg00001.html (10,906 bytes)

3. [TowerTalk] How to best determine the need for a balun (score: 1)
Author: Lew <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 23:50:14 -0700
Here's the lash-up: a mostly vertical 1/4 wave vertical up through a fir tree over 27 radials that has best SWR (1.0 : 1) at 1828 when measured at the feed point. After running roughly 350' of RG8 eq
/archives//html/Towertalk/2004-10/msg00417.html (8,969 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] Chrome Molly tube. (score: 1)
Author: Lew <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 22:40:53 -0800
Tower (K8RI) wrote: My thoughts are the Chrome molly tube would be more rigid, albeit a whale of a lot more expensive. Any thoughts? Socially acceptable suggestions? Would be stronger/more rigid but
/archives//html/Towertalk/2004-11/msg00645.html (7,067 bytes)

5. [TowerTalk] FT5XO at The Crowne Plaza Friday Night (score: 1)
Author: Lew <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 09:22:38 -0700
There will be an informal, interactive presentation by members of the recent FT5XO DXpedition concerning all aspects of the trip. This will happen Friday evening 9:00ish until late in the Beckel Room
/archives//html/Towertalk/2005-05/msg00515.html (8,024 bytes)

6. Re: [TowerTalk] EZ-Hang (score: 1)
Author: lew <>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 11:04:30 -0800
What is the highest elevation you can get the line up and over with a slingshot/reel combo? With just the slingshot and the 60# test line pulled off in front of me with out a reel I can get up to abo
/archives//html/Towertalk/2005-12/msg00253.html (8,100 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] Question for crank owners (score: 1)
Author: lew <>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:28:55 -0800
I've had more crank-ups destroyed than most. Some were operating error and some were Mother Nature smacking me around some. K7LXC has some pix of what happened to a crank-up when a thunder storm cell
/archives//html/Towertalk/2005-12/msg00595.html (11,100 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] Raise Tower Using Crane (score: 1)
Author: lew <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 13:16:09 -0700
I plucked 70' of Rohn 55 with a rotating bearing 20' down from the top and put it on 40' of Rohn 55 that I already had up. The Rohn 55 did fine with some flexing. The skill is in the crane operator's
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-09/msg00656.html (7,504 bytes)

9. Re: [TowerTalk] Repairing 25G in situ (score: 1)
Author: lew <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:47:51 -0700
Yo, That tower is unsafe and needs to be dropped. Too much movement has stressed the joints between sections and makes it very dangerous. A rogue, tall Maple tree attacked the 60' Philly guy on a 120
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-06/msg00402.html (7,923 bytes)

10. Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Collapse - New Kensington, PA @ K3MJW (score: 1)
Author: lew <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:02:24 -0800
I had a stick of 120' of Rohn 25 guyed every 30' up with Philly. A large, previously thought healthy maple went to ground due to wind & rain. The maple took out the eastern guys at 30' and 60'. The t
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00509.html (9,791 bytes)

11. Re: [TowerTalk] Tree Strung Dipoles, etc (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:55:22 -0700
Hi Mike, Favorite products for wire tree antennae here are: pneumatic air gun antenna launcher, 3/16" Dacron rope, 12 GA stranded insulated wire and patience. I have 2- 1/4 wave Comtek phased vertica
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-10/msg00282.html (7,584 bytes)

12. Re: [TowerTalk] Erecting Rohn 55 (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 10:21:40 -0700
Yo, My friend, the crane guy, clean lifted 70' of Rohn 55 over to me atop 40" of already erected tower that had a rotating tower bearing at the 50' level of the section that went on top. No problems
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-05/msg00232.html (8,311 bytes)

13. Re: [TowerTalk] Number of radials and length to install ?? (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:19:46 -0700
Yo, That has been looked at by guru Rudy Severns. Google N6LF and click on design of radial systems. It is very easy to spend hours absorbing what Rudy has been studying. 73 and I remain, Lew W7EW/W7
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-04/msg00533.html (12,054 bytes)

14. Re: [TowerTalk] pull lubricant -- follow-up (installing Heliax connector (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:17:26 -0700
Yo, I recently bought the MCPT 78 from Kollman Radio, along with a slug of other stuff. The price was around $33. They also listed the prep tool for the 1/2" hardline also which was around $24. They
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-07/msg00377.html (14,977 bytes)

15. Re: [TowerTalk] How to Level a Crank-up? (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:11:46 -0800
Yo, I think you're done. When I put up my various and sundry sizes of US Towers I made sure that the base plate that sits on the threaded J bars into the concrete was level by adjusting the big-ass n
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-01/msg00028.html (14,202 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] us tower 85 feet (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:42:34 -0700
Yo, Several years ago I left my US-Tower 589 fully extended so as to work KH6 on 2M. A thunder cell touched down or a tornado or some nasty wind folded over the middle section. I called US Towers and
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-06/msg00173.html (9,429 bytes)

17. Re: [TowerTalk] Pls delete me (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:42:10 -0700
Dude, I think deleting people is probably against most state and federal laws. If you want to unsubscribe from this forum then click on the bottom link on the web email, read the instructions and do
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-08/msg00159.html (7,096 bytes)

18. Re: [TowerTalk] RG-149: 50 ohm/70 ohm - does it matter? (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:41:13 -0800
Yo, So, several years ago I had a 6M stack with 2 antennas. The feedline from the stack box was 50 ohms for a short distance (turning loop) then all the rest of the way into the operating position wa
/archives//html/Towertalk/2013-12/msg00267.html (9,743 bytes)

19. Re: [TowerTalk] 2m intermod filter placement (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 12:32:24 -0700
Yo, My QTH is the highest point of a ridge, line of sight of several different installations for paging, police, fire and probably interstellar communications. Notch filters before or after the pream
/archives//html/Towertalk/2014-05/msg00223.html (11,899 bytes)

20. [TowerTalk] Quadcopter (score: 1)
Author: Lew Sayre <>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:17:03 -0700
Has anybody here devised a way to use a quadcopter with some sort of release relay to put a light line over a tall tree for a wire antenna? I've used a pneumatic gun in the past with great success bu
/archives//html/Towertalk/2014-10/msg00013.html (7,344 bytes)

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