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1. [TowerTalk] Geometry of 80m 4sq suspended from tower (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 07:58:13 -0600
Hello Friends! The next planned improvement at W5WZ is an 80-meter 4-square. It appears the most cost-effective option is to build it with wire vertical elements suspended from ropes off Tower 1 (cur
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-01/msg00117.html (8,194 bytes)

2. [TowerTalk] Tic Ring control cable sizing (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:16:18 -0600
I see the owner's manual suggests 18 ga wire will work up to 400 for single motor and 300 ft for 2nd and 3rd motors. Does real world experience agree with this, or should I upsize the wire for good m
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-02/msg00532.html (6,863 bytes)

3. [TowerTalk] Single tower - 2 shunt feeds, 80m and 160m (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson, W5WZ" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 22:23:24 -0500
My recently installed shunt feed for 80 meters worked so well in the CQ WW contest (60 countries, 22 zones from northeast Louisiana) that I now want to build one for 160 meters on the same tower to u
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-11/msg00049.html (8,013 bytes)

4. [TowerTalk] Conversion: KLM Big Stick 6-element 15m to OWA (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:42:58 -0500
I recently picked up a KLM Big Stick 6-element 15 meter antenna with a 40' boom. Has anyone converted one of these to an OWA design? What were the results? Would you share what you did? --Scott, W5WZ
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-11/msg00402.html (6,725 bytes)

5. [TowerTalk] Burying Radials - with modified 3-pt hitch middle buster (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson, W5WZ" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 15:00:06 -0500
My back yard is a working area - I'm a home builder, and have tractors, trailers, etc and must drive thru the yard frequently. I did not think that laying radials on the surface was a good idea for m
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-07/msg00046.html (7,958 bytes)

6. [TowerTalk] Has anyone made use of aluminum pole to house wire? -- YES, I have! (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson, W5WZ" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:07:13 -0500
I used the bare wire for my shunt wire on my tower for 80 meters. It is very stiff, so it is only anchored at the top (about 35 feet high) and at the bottom (about 2 feet high). I used a short piece
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-08/msg00098.html (7,627 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] C31XR Stack: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 107, Issue 64 (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson, W5WZ" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:01:50 -0600
Bud, I have a stack of two C51XRs with a C31XR in the middle, effectively giving me a three-high stack of C31XRs. I feed each band with a separate feed line. Consequently there are 11 feed lines goin
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-11/msg00423.html (7,730 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] Aggregate concrete for tower foundation? (score: 1)
Author: "Scott Dickson, W5WZ" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:25:46 -0500
Aggregate concrete (in our market more commonly called "washed concrete") is simply regular concrete that is finished differently. Instead of using trowels to get the smooth surface, at that point in
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-07/msg00120.html (8,880 bytes)

9. [TowerTalk] ferrites for Beverage transformers (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:23:29 -0500
I used the W8JI design for my beverage receive antenna system. Built all my own pieces from the info at See the section on transformers 73-mix FairRite Products 287
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-04/msg00096.html (6,842 bytes)

10. [TowerTalk] Help identifying Mosley antenna (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:53:43 -0600
I have a 3-element Mosley antenna that I'm having trouble identifying from the specs listed on the Mosley website. Any ideas? Boom length: 14 feet (2-piece boom, in 7 foot sections) Boom diameter: 1.
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-02/msg00006.html (6,656 bytes)

11. [TowerTalk] Rigging to access feed point on boom 10 feet from tower (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:13:25 -0500
I have need to access a feed point on a 4" diameter boom, about 10 feet away from the tower. I know I can "PVRC mount" to tilt and rotate it close to the tower, but this antenna is a monster - Force
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00084.html (7,762 bytes)

12. [TowerTalk] C31XR internitted high SWR (wetter kurt) (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:44:17 -0500
Kurt, I have three-high stack of Force 12s: C-51XR, C-31XR, C-51XR. The C-51XR's are C-31XR's on a 51 ft boom, with a 2-element LL 40m at the rear of the boom. I do feed all of my bands with a separa
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00277.html (7,904 bytes)

13. [TowerTalk] Force 12 EF-240 SWR shift (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:32:48 -0500
The SWR minimum on my lowest Force 12 EF-240 has shifted from ~7.16 MHz down to about 6.7 MHz. However, the curve appears very similar to measurements taken and archived in 2015; it's just that it sh
/archives//html/Towertalk/2019-09/msg00392.html (8,019 bytes)

14. [TowerTalk] Intermittent rotation- TIC RING 1022E (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 17:25:19 -0600
My TIC RING 1022E recently began operating intermittently (the day before CQ WW CW). Control box is TIC RING. I went up the tower before the contest thinking it might have been a gear mesh issue, but
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-01/msg00175.html (7,903 bytes)

15. [TowerTalk] ICE 419B schematic, component values and replacement part numbers (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:35:24 -0600
The 15 meter section of one of my ICE 419B units failed during 2020 January NAQP SSB. I began searching for a schematic, or a list of part numbers, or a list of part values. My search was mostly in v
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-01/msg00219.html (7,690 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] Intermittent rotation- TIC RING 1022E (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:40:11 -0500
FOLLOW-UP and AFTER-ACTION REPORT: The intermittent rotation has continued to come and go, until mid-April, when it again ceased working at 24 degrees. It seemed to always follow either a rain and/or
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-07/msg00055.html (10,942 bytes)

17. [TowerTalk] Wanted OWA design for 12-meters (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 16:26:04 -0500
Wanted OWA design for 12-meters 20 to 23.5 foot boom 5 or 6 elements Plan to install at 45 feet above ground _______________________________________________ __________________________________________
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-08/msg00108.html (6,377 bytes)

18. [TowerTalk] Dual Monitor Stands (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 06:38:15 -0500
Mark, I am pleased with VIVO Dual LCD Monitor Vertical Desk Stands. They have a couple of varieties for both vertically stacked and horizontal side-by-side configurations. They also have three mounti
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-08/msg00165.html (6,815 bytes)

19. [TowerTalk] Tic Ring - schematic needed, and also troubleshooting help (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 17:09:38 -0600
1. I'm in need of a schematic for the Tic Ring controller model 2100C 2. Mid-summer 2020, I replaced the pot with a DXE-TICGEN-POT, and everything worked fine until Hurricane Laura blew in with 85mph
/archives//html/Towertalk/2020-12/msg00035.html (8,433 bytes)

20. [TowerTalk] SOLVED - Intermittent rotation- TIC RING 1022E (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:14:13 -0600
Ah-Ha! FINALLY SOLVED!!! Ultimately, there were 2 problems, both inside the single motor. 1. The set screw in the gear on the pot shaft was slipping on the shaft. Solution - used a Dremmel tool to gr
/archives//html/Towertalk/2021-01/msg00077.html (8,155 bytes)

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