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[TowerTalk] "Up The Tower" in December 1997 CQ Magazine

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Subject: [TowerTalk] "Up The Tower" in December 1997 CQ Magazine
From: (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 23:19:56 -0500 (EST)
I found the noted article slightly biased against crank-up towers.  Do not
climb, is clear and obvious, altho many apparently do that!  However,
initial cost of tower is not the only cost in the case of guyed
towers--guy wire, turnbuckles, pre-forms, dead-ends, dead-end anchor
concrete, proper tensioning, messed up patterns due to improper guy wire
use, danger of falling in high weather (not so with a crank-DOWN),
difficulty of getting ants to the top of guyed towers, etc. etc.

For a city lot and a single tower set-up a correctly installed crank-down
tower is the best choice, most friendly with neighbors, easiest
installation (tower and antennas), safer in bad weather, etc etc.
Smy opinion, K4VUD

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