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301. Re: [TowerTalk] transporting a tower (score: 1)
Author: Don Havlicek <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 16:37:33 -0400
Scott, Find a good car-hauler [one car type] that some neighbor might loan you. They are quite adequate. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _____________________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-03/msg00347.html (9,581 bytes)

302. Re: [TowerTalk] Tower guy wires / EHS size (score: 1)
Author: Don Havlicek <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:18:17 -0400
No slack? If there is no catenary in the guy lines, please give us your method of defying the Law of Gravity! Don N8DE _______________________________________________ ________________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-04/msg00529.html (15,986 bytes)

303. Re: [TowerTalk] Pole Mount for Beam Antenna (score: 1)
Author: Don Havlicek <>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:21:51 -0400
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but one alternative choice is to mount a rotator on a hinged flange near the base with a mast going up to a V-bracket near the top of the pole. A line could be pu
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-04/msg00576.html (9,800 bytes)

304. Re: [TowerTalk] Horizontal tower movement at the top (score: 1)
Author: Don Havlicek <>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 15:52:52 -0400
When a tree grows, it DOES NOT get longer along its trunk. It grows from the TOP, adding new height. Two branches on the same side of the tree one foot apart now will be one foot apart next year, etc
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-05/msg00073.html (11,684 bytes)

305. Re: [TowerTalk] ID Beam Antenna (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:41:22 -0400
Chuck, Sounds to me like a HyGain TH-4 antenna, which is a 3-element tribander with an extra 10m element. It COULD be a DB-1015 which is a duobander. Are you sure the extra ten meter element isn't an
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-06/msg00608.html (9,428 bytes)

306. Re: [TowerTalk] vertical ground experiment (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 19:31:20 -0400
I agree with Bob .. One thing to remember ... fresh [lake] water is not very conductive .. pour a couple 100 # bags of rock salt in the lake .. and then see what the water gods say! Don N8DE Quoting
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-06/msg00664.html (9,162 bytes)

307. Re: [TowerTalk] can we please stop (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:52:56 -0400
Quoting Ken Kinyon <>: AND .. make certain he can determine True North with or without an owl. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-06/msg00920.html (8,464 bytes)

308. Re: [TowerTalk] Shunt loading a tower as a single side band(SSB) radio (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:20:31 -0400
Most probably written by the county attorney. Bet he dreamed that up by doing some research in the bottom of a Stroh's can. Don N8DE Quoting Doug Rehman <>: ____________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-06/msg00947.html (9,367 bytes)

309. Re: [TowerTalk] Seeking Telrex feed impedance and Manual 4 el20m Telrex (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 13:55:57 -0400
Most of those old Telrex antennas used a T-Match. Look in ARRL Handbooks and Antenna Handbooks. Don N8DE Quoting Paul Cassel <>: _______________________________________________ ________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00019.html (7,537 bytes)

310. Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX Question (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 22:47:29 -0400
All the BX type sections were tapered and it was possible to extend to 64' with two more sections, but climbing them was a PITA. Don N8DE Quoting _________________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00037.html (8,275 bytes)

311. Re: [TowerTalk] Stadiums as Tower/Contest Locations (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 15:17:23 -0400
As a professional educator and coach, I looked into that when I was employed at a school that had four beautifully placed pair of light towers on a football field that ran from NE to SW .. ideal for
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00094.html (9,803 bytes)

312. Re: [TowerTalk] antennas (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 11:04:41 -0400
My first 15m monobander was a 5-el from Gotham. Very similar experience as Cort ... but mine came down with the wooden tower in a big windstorm. Big aluminum pretzel .. first of many over the years.
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00383.html (8,694 bytes)

313. Re: [TowerTalk] Gotham antennas (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 23:10:51 -0400
From my index file: K1JYN Central Falls, RI .. worked 1959,1960,1967,1972 on 80m 40m and 20m CW Also worked K1JYN/1 on 40m and 80m CW in 1966 W1CMH Cranston, RI .. worked on 20m CW in 1957 SS Memorie
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00428.html (19,469 bytes)

314. [TowerTalk] NEC Help (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:54:10 -0400
Being a total neophyte with NEC/EZNEC, I'm looking for any help with my antenna projects. Does anyone have NEC files for: 3 el 30m yagi (close-spaced .1/.1 ) 4 el 17m yagi 5 el 12m yagi Have all the
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-08/msg00442.html (7,154 bytes)

315. Re: [TowerTalk] Wind Torque Compensator Element???? What is it? (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 19:18:06 -0400
Look in the Yagi chapter of the ARRL Antenna Handbook for instructions. The compensator is made of PVC and the dimension given is for 1/2 the compensation length. Don N8DE Quoting DENNIS BRICKEY <n4d
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-08/msg00765.html (7,896 bytes)

316. Re: [TowerTalk] hygain 205ba (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:10:21 -0400
There is a complete listing of element lengths/spacings in the ARRL Antenna Handbook for the Optimized Version of the 205BA. Don N8DE Quoting Joe Barnes <>: _______________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-08/msg00778.html (7,260 bytes)

317. Re: [TowerTalk] Swapping out a T2X & Wasps... (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 14:38:14 -0400
Wasps love to set up shop inside the mast, entering from the bottom, inside the clamp above the rotor. Glad they didn't get you. I am hypersensitive to wasp venom and swell up like a barrage balloon
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-10/msg00097.html (10,678 bytes)

318. Re: [TowerTalk] Military Tower ID (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 13:02:43 -0400
20' sections rings no bells ... 10' sections of aluminum tower is usually Universal ... and 8' sections are usually Hieghts. If those 20' are for sale .. I'd love to be able to bid on them. Don N8DE
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-10/msg00161.html (7,560 bytes)

319. Re: [TowerTalk] Anyone still make a full size 40 meter yagi? (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:44:43 -0400
4 elements on 40m on a 34' boom? That boom length is about right for TWO elements, hardly for more than two. Don N8DE Quoting Mike <>: _______________________________________________ ___
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-11/msg00058.html (9,096 bytes)

320. Re: [TowerTalk] Radial installation machine (homebrew) (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 18:09:14 -0500
The skil-saw is a waste of time/money/energy. Simply using a weighted, flat bed made of wood and having a 'keel blade' made of steel or thick aluminum is sufficient to make the cut in the ground. A s
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-11/msg00389.html (16,981 bytes)

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