And even if you had intended to go beyond the wires in trees argument and
suggest that it is not necessarily a second mortgage to put up a tower, that
would have been OK too, in my book.
I do not believe for a second that there is anything wrong with a properly
constructed tower comprising used pieces. As long as they are sound and
installed according to the LXC primo directivo. A tower doesn't need to be
new to be good any more than a car does.
I think suggesting that you were condoning bad practice is quite extreme.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower Talk List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] cheap hams
> On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:02:11 -0400, Alan NV8A wrote:
>>Jim said that there are people who cannot afford to put a beam on a
>>properly engineered tower, implying that if you can't afford to put one
>>on a properly engineered tower, it's OK to put one a tower that is not
> BS! YOU implied that, not me.
> I stated that many hams don't have big money to spend on ham radio and
> must settle for far less than a beam on a tower -- like wires strung
> between trees, or between sections of TV mast on a house and garage, or
> dropped out the window to whatever tie point is available.
> I am sick and tired of (and even disgusted by) the attitude that ham
> radio begins and ends with big power and big aluminum on a big tower. I
> find it a very limited and sad attitude toward ham radio.
> Sure it's nice to have a nice antenna farm, but I've had 51 years of fun
> in ham radio with nothing but wires and 100 watt transceivers, and bought
> my first amplifier two years ago.
> Jim Brown K9YC
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