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1. [TowerTalk] Guy Wire Terminations (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:39:49 -0700
From what I've read in the archives and elsewhere, "Big Grips" are the default standard for terminating tower guy wires. That said, other than cost, is there some good reason to avoid the "automatic"
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00310.html (6,941 bytes)

2. Re: [TowerTalk] UV and WX deterioration of THHN insulation, and effects at RF. (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:41:46 -0700
I've just recently (re)subscribed to this list, so I don't have the whole thread, but this paper might be of interest: http://k6mhe.com/n7ws/Plating.pdf Wes N7WS On 12/27/2016 1:30 PM, jimlux wrote:
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00315.html (14,261 bytes)

3. Re: [TowerTalk] Guy Wire Terminations (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:39:50 -0700
Thanks everyone for your comments. My real concern was that someone would say something like, "Oh no no, don't ever use those." I'm not hearing that so all is good. My actual application is pretty mo
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00321.html (10,992 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] Copper Wire For Antennas (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:50:58 -0700
I never buy wire at the big box. Here in Tucson we have an electrical products store that caters to the trade, but likes business from DIY too. They are about half the price of big box and they are l
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00349.html (11,547 bytes)

5. Re: [TowerTalk] UV and WX deterioration of THHN insulation, and effects (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:56:26 -0700
We've all done it. On 12/28/2016 1:43 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote: I wish to apologize for the caustic tone of my post this morning in which I questioned Guy's statements regarding degradation of RF curre
/archives//html/Towertalk/2016-12/msg00350.html (8,932 bytes)

6. Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower price increase (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:23:43 -0700
They've been mentioned several times. Each time I would vaguely recall the experiences of a couple of our club members. Talk to LB. 73, Dick, W1KSZ _______________________________________________ ___
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-01/msg00113.html (9,911 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] [antenneX] Small and exotic antennas evaluated (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:53:55 -0700
73, Dick, W1KSZ Probably not: http://www.cebik.com/about.htm Nevertheless there are some partial archives: https://archive.org/details/Cebik-Antennas _______________________________________________ _
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-01/msg00308.html (8,735 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] fiberglass insulators for yagis (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:17:26 -0700
http://www.mgs4u.com/fiberglass-tube-rod.htm On 1/20/2017 7:33 AM, Jim Thomson wrote: Where do you folks buy the solid white fiberglass insulators like what F12 and M2 uses on their yagis ? They have
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-01/msg00334.html (8,033 bytes)

9. Re: [TowerTalk] 4 square for 80 (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:51:05 -0700
The beads described earlier appear to be Fair-Rite Products P/N 2643800302. Judging by the chart http://www.fair-rite.com/product/round-cable-emi-suppression-cores-2643800302/ the impedance of these
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-01/msg00483.html (9,241 bytes)

10. Re: [TowerTalk] 40-10 meter wire antenna (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:37:20 -0700
The problem with this "logic" is that the gain increase in favored directions comes at the expense of gain in non-favored directions. With a stationary antenna, "gain" might not be a blessing. Person
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00019.html (10,523 bytes)

11. Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Foundation Pouring (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:07:38 -0700
By that logic, the slab of my garage floor should be about five feet thick at one corner. Instead, a reinforced concrete stem wall constrains engineered backfill that was placed in 6 inch lifts and b
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00065.html (8,732 bytes)

12. Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Foundation Pouring (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 08:51:58 -0700
The new concrete won't adhere very well to the old and will probably crack. (Here in AZ almost all houses are slab-on-grade. There is a saying, "There are two types of concrete slabs, those that are
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00073.html (9,541 bytes)

13. Re: [TowerTalk] K9YC Choke Cookbook Question (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 20:24:32 -0700
If you follow this link http://k6mhe.com/n7ws/Ladder_Line.pdf to my paper and look at Table 1, it gives the measured values of four different Wireman P/Ns. Note that these are 50 MHz values and trans
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00132.html (9,185 bytes)

14. Re: [TowerTalk] Advice on tower restrictions possible new home purchase (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:46:42 -0700
Ask your attorney to check into it. On 2/6/2017 10:11 AM, dw wrote: Hi all, I'm toying with the purchase of property in Kansas. The sight is plenty large enough for a tower or two. But I've never don
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00156.html (8,741 bytes)

15. Re: [TowerTalk] K9YC Choke Cookbook Question (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:10:09 -0700
At the time I made the original measurements my instrumentation (HP-8510) had a low frequency limit of 45 MHz and I had a space limitation. Consequently, I couldn't measure at the frequencies where l
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00237.html (10,045 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] What am I missing....balun (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:54:34 -0700
Not defending this at all but... there shouldn't be any, or close to no attenuation. It's a short length of high quality coax. Since they claim it's built to customer specifications, and they don't q
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00350.html (7,985 bytes)

17. Re: [TowerTalk] What am I missing....balun (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:27:51 -0700
Absolutely not. The way I read the data presented, it's all about input match, which says absolutely nothing about the common mode impedance, which is the actual choking mechanism. Return loss, SWR,
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00360.html (9,565 bytes)

18. Re: [TowerTalk] What am I missing....balun (score: 1)
Author: Wes N7WS <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:31:59 -0700
Pontiac (Holden) before they went of business, sold me a car that will easily go faster than I (at my age) want to go. Probably twice the speed limit, except maybe in Texas. I routinely use this exce
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00370.html (11,180 bytes)

19. Re: [TowerTalk] What am I missing....balun (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:44:50 -0700
Maybe so, I could be wrong. But my experience has been with RG142 which I had a bunch of at one time. In the AZ sunshine the jacket cracked and I had a mess of tarnished silver on my hands. And if yo
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00373.html (9,738 bytes)

20. Re: [TowerTalk] What am I missing....balun (score: 1)
Author: Wes Stewart <wes_n7ws@triconet.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:53:27 -0700
I defy you to find where I ever said I thought this was a good idea, a good deal or that I was in anyway interested in purchasing one. On 2/18/2017 11:33 AM, Jim Thomson wrote: Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017
/archives//html/Towertalk/2017-02/msg00392.html (10,910 bytes)


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