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1. Re: [TowerTalk] Generator sizing (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 21:04:36 -0500
Well, it only has to do with how we can use our towers and antennas if the main power goes off. Not exactly a direct relationship but somewhat akin to lightning protection from that standpoint. --Ori
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-07/msg00294.html (8,602 bytes)

2. Re: [TowerTalk] And now for something completely different(TrueNorth) (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 13:15:58 -0500
I think Don may have meant that the method only works "on the time zone meridian" if you take your shadow reading at High Noon as shown on your local clock. If the crossed-sticks method described doe
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-08/msg00938.html (11,525 bytes)

3. Re: [TowerTalk] fixating on true north (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:56:20 -0500
If you are in a subdivision where the streets are laid out N-S-E-W, or NW-SE-NE-SW then you could just line up using your street as a guide. Gad, I'm sure glad I took my beams down so I don't have to
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-08/msg01037.html (8,216 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna eating tree (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 21:17:48 -0500
Tom .... I think the best solution is to use a longer screw eye. I have purchased some galvanized eyes from Home Depot that are 12" (or maybe 14") long. If you screw them into the tree only as far as
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-09/msg00153.html (9,722 bytes)

5. Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna eating tree (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 22:19:34 -0500
Well, that is what I used to think. That scenario never happened with any wire antenna I have put up in the last few years. When we moved to a new location in the fall of 2004 I had to go to all wire
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-09/msg00157.html (10,141 bytes)

6. Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna eating tree (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 22:33:29 -0500
Tom .... one more idea .... people talk about using weights on the down line from a pulley. I have been using what I think is a better option. I just loosely wrap the dacron line around the base of t
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-09/msg00159.html (10,533 bytes)

7. Re: [TowerTalk] OCF and 160m (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 20:05:00 -0500
Take a look at the Radio Works Carolina Windom for 160. You can let the ends drop down. In addition to 160 it will work on all the other HF bands. The URL is --Original Message-- F
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-10/msg00243.html (8,021 bytes)

8. Re: [TowerTalk] Stringing dipoles? (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:56:36 -0500
For dipoles, and particularly the Carolina Windoms, I always make sure I have a center support, normally a tree. However, in one case I have the center support via a pulley placed out on a limb about
/archives//html/Towertalk/2006-10/msg00339.html (11,032 bytes)

9. Re: [TowerTalk] Unusual bird problem - Bird stuck in mast (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 20:29:17 -0600
One potential problem with this thread is that some bird lover fanatic will pick it up and become concerned. The concern could lead to a movement to force all hams to plug the tops of their masts. --
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-01/msg00023.html (11,284 bytes)

10. Re: [TowerTalk] High voltage lines (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:46:29 -0500
What makes you think they were brave? It's just simple physics! Imagine how this concept was first proven to work. Hey rookie, we've got a great job for you. We're going to fly you over to the high v
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-04/msg00347.html (7,973 bytes)

11. Re: [TowerTalk] High voltage lines (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:23:42 -0500
All kidding aside, it would take a lot of nerve to do that job. --Original Message-- From: [] On Behalf Of Alan NV8A Sent: Wedn
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-04/msg00355.html (9,056 bytes)

12. Re: [TowerTalk] the elusive 1db (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 21:17:37 -0500
That is a real interesting observation about that dish. I had some experience at Michigan State back in 1962-63 writing some Fortran programs and using IBM punched cards. I never saw the computer. In
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-05/msg00430.html (11,010 bytes)

13. Re: [TowerTalk] Why copper ground (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:16:31 -0500
You can find all kinds of copper shapes at scrap metal dealers ..... rods, wire, bars, flat strips, you name it. since we are talking copper..... Anyone have a source for flat copper buss bar like th
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-07/msg00937.html (7,746 bytes)

14. Re: [TowerTalk] Carolina Windom with IC-737 (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 20:02:12 -0500
I have a Radio Works Carolina Windom 80, and a Radio Works Super Loop 40 up in the pine trees and I easily tune both of them with my Orion's tuner. I have not noticed any particular tuning problem on
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-09/msg00204.html (8,401 bytes)

15. Re: [TowerTalk] Carolina Windom, etc. (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 22:47:52 -0500
I think Jim's answer, and others, are certainly correct in many respects and provide good information about antennas and feedlines. However, the original post had to do simply with whether or not the
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-09/msg00210.html (10,116 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] whole house surge protectors (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:58:38 -0500
I set up the following Cutler-Hammer protectors when I built a new house about 3-years ago. Everything enters the house at the same spot, so all the little protectors are in close proximity to each o
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-09/msg00635.html (14,703 bytes)

17. Re: [TowerTalk] Wooden Poles;Vibrations, Vortex Shedding (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 16:27:15 -0500
Back in the old days it taught us how to think (which was the hard part) and how to use our slide rules and use our heads to move the decimal point a lot. As I understand it, W6AM used telephone/powe
/archives//html/Towertalk/2007-10/msg00139.html (8,353 bytes)

18. Re: [TowerTalk] David RF Bury-Flex (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:58:05 -0600
Is 9914F B-F the same as "regular" Bury-Flex? I put in Bury-Flex about 4 years ago and it did not have the slightest resemblance to 9914. It had the braided shield and bonded foil, and a solid dielec
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-01/msg00548.html (9,055 bytes)

19. Re: [TowerTalk] David RF Bury-Flex (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 21:09:53 -0600
Dave: You mentioned 9914F BF and Bury Flex so I thought maybe there were two different coax items. Based on a later post, it seems I was recalling the 9913 air-dielectric cable. I was close .... one
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-01/msg00555.html (11,335 bytes)

20. Re: [TowerTalk] water in coax (score: 1)
Author: "Wes Attaway \(N5WA\)" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:24:24 -0600
When water starts dripping out into your shack you will know the answer. -- Wes Attaway (N5WA) -- 1138 Waters Edge Circle, Shreveport, LA 71106 (318)797-4972(office) -- 393-3289(cell) Computer Consul
/archives//html/Towertalk/2008-02/msg00125.html (8,421 bytes)

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