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361. Re: [TowerTalk] Finding True North (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:56:01 -0500
Sell me the owl! Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/m
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-11/msg00263.html (10,361 bytes)

362. Re: [TowerTalk] wx proof connector (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 10:24:18 -0500
Try 'banana plugs'. Don N8DE Quoting KI9A@aol.com: _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00164.html (8,104 bytes)

363. Re: [TowerTalk] 40m Vert advice for a small gun (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:57:48 -0500
I go with Option #3 Put the vertical on the roof of the house with as many possible radials as you can. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ ______________________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00372.html (9,626 bytes)

364. Re: [TowerTalk] Wire log periodic antenna (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:51:08 -0500
Rag, The spacing between adjacent elements in a LPDA is NOT a function of highest/lowest frequency. Do some research on LPDA design and you will discover that the 'graduation' of spacing and element
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00452.html (11,187 bytes)

365. Re: [TowerTalk] balloon supported antenna (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:32:16 -0500
A round balloon can be made to 'function' in a similar manner by placing a [cardboard or plastic] disk of sufficient size beneath the balloon. This will act to give lift to the balloon, maintaining i
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00484.html (8,499 bytes)

366. Re: [TowerTalk] balloon supported antenna (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 09:30:34 -0500
This was discussed at considerable length back in 2005 on this list. When using a balloon-supported vertical, a second, non-conductive tether is paralleled with the antenna wire, preventing the anten
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00487.html (9,795 bytes)

367. Re: [TowerTalk] Some spectacular views of the abandoned Russian Woodpecker antenna array (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:41:52 -0500
I wonder which of the many strong Ukrainian ham signals is using this array in contests. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Tower
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00491.html (10,082 bytes)

368. Re: [TowerTalk] Best way of getting a line over a tree (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:45:23 -0500
Check the internet for "potato gun" designs. You can find lots of info .. just make the barrel the right diameter. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ ___________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00644.html (9,689 bytes)

369. Re: [TowerTalk] Best way of getting a line over a tree (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 06:51:13 -0500
My stepson's potato cannon is quite interesting. Has three parallel PVC pipes, two outer ones for holding compressed air, the middle one is the cannon barrel. He loads the air tubes from the air pump
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-12/msg00651.html (12,708 bytes)

370. Re: [TowerTalk] Vertical/Radials (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:16:50 -0500
If ground-mounted, put down as many radials as you can, as long as you can make them. Radials upon the ground surface do NOT need to be 'resonant' on any frequency. Good luck Don N8DE _______________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-01/msg00229.html (7,689 bytes)

371. Re: [TowerTalk] 1 control box on more than 1 rotor (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:48:47 -0500
Or a small box with ONE multi-pole switch that could easily switch from one rotor to another. I mulled over this possibility for years, but rotor control boxes are relatively cheap, and, at the time,
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-01/msg00270.html (8,665 bytes)

372. Re: [TowerTalk] Window line and Balun (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:47:37 -0500
Plastic screws? REPLACE them with Brass screws with lockwashers! Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerT
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-01/msg00370.html (9,135 bytes)

373. Re: [TowerTalk] Springs for erecting loops nd dipoles (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:52:07 -0500
The good old End-fed Zepp works wonders. Uses open-wire feedline and a tuner for same. Lots of info about it in Antenna Handbooks. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ ___________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-01/msg00387.html (9,227 bytes)

374. Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Switch Needed (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:58:29 -0500
One correction: The switch was originally designed by a N8 ... ME ... N8DE, when I worked for Dentron back in the 70's. I asked for nor received any compensation for the design, and it has been in th
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-01/msg00504.html (11,372 bytes)

375. Re: [TowerTalk] Need T2X controller or meter (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:50:42 -0500
Tim, That condition is usually caused by static electricity on the meter face. Wipe the plastic meter face with a soft, damp cloth and see if your problem disappears. I have a spare controller, but a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00174.html (8,261 bytes)

376. Re: [TowerTalk] HOW MANY ACORNS CAN YOUR ANTENNA HOLD? (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:04:39 -0500
Link doesn't work with the extra spaces in the URL. Remove them and it's FUNNY. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mail
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00300.html (8,256 bytes)

377. Re: [TowerTalk] concrete base stubs for Rohn HDBX 48 (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 15:37:57 -0500
They are often on eBay .. about $80 per set. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com h
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00329.html (7,712 bytes)

378. Re: [TowerTalk] KT34A problem (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:54:31 -0500
Remove the balun from the feedline and connect the coax directly to the feedpoint. I KNOW the balun is 4:1 ... that's not the point here. If the balun is the problem, you should see a difference in '
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00370.html (11,271 bytes)

379. Re: [TowerTalk] (Trashed by Horses) was 43' verticals (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:17:16 -0500
Bury them? Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00467.html (16,778 bytes)

380. Re: [TowerTalk] (Trashed by Horses) was 43' verticals (score: 1)
Author: n8de@thepoint.net
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:42:37 -0500
If you bury the radials ... anything just under the surface will do ... If you bury the horses ... might take a big backhoe. Don N8DE _______________________________________________ _________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-02/msg00478.html (18,575 bytes)


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