Tower jack info requested

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Sun Nov 3 14:00:21 EST 1996

Greetings --

    I'm researching information on a tower jack tool.  This is a similar
(identical?) device to the one being currently sold as the Tower*Jack for
Rohn tower work; it pries sections apart as well as pulling them together
during assembly.  It's two pieces of steel with notches in them that hinge on
a nut and bolt to provide the mechanical help.

   Anyway, I understand that a K3 was selling these devices at Dayton in 1985
and was also giving away the plans.  Could someone provide me with specific
information on who he was, the plans, etc.?  Does anyone have a copy of the
plans?  I also understand that there is a guy in Oklahoma that makes a
version as well; any information on this person?  Has anyone else made this

    Any information is appreciated.  Thanks in advance for your help.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

>From g3vbl at (Chris Pedder)  Sun Nov  3 19:35:42 1996
From: g3vbl at (Chris Pedder) (Chris Pedder)
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 1996 19:35:42 +0000
Subject: OUT OF BAND Q's and other grumblings..
Message-ID: < at popd.netcruiser>

At 08:43 03/11/96 -0500, N3ADL wrote:

>Hi All!


>I kept a running tally of "out of band" ops during my time on 15m. We were

>set  up on 21.195 working europe. 43 US stations, some from well known

>contest stations, came down and threw thier call in. I tried to be diplomatic

>and give them the gentle hint without actually giving the call but some

>persisted and I actually had to stop the run and tell W#??? that he was OUT

>OF BAND. So tell your OPS to pay attention to the band plan and have

>patience. We will come up to the US phone band after the European run dies.

>The object of the test is to work Europe (or other DX) so that is where we

>look first but we love those great rates from the GOOD ops in the US.


> Many thanks to you guys who use FULL Calls. It really helps the rate meter.

>Whomever started the "last two" and "middle two" needs to be shot! It just

>adds time and keystrokes to each Q.  We consistantly hear WEAKER stations

>giving FULL CALLS over stronger stations using partial calls. Chod Harris has

>a few GREAT tips in this months CQ (p. 106) on the subject. 


>We apologize for failing to get on RS-12/15 and Oscar (software problems)

>after the test but Tyler, KF3P, gave out over 400 Q's on RTTY and Tony, WB2P,

>worked 12 and 17 with fervor.  160 was a real pain with 60 over static

>crashes and the BBC across the road was pure hell at times with a trashy

>mega-watt transmitter.


>See you all in ARRL Phone!      This should be a great time. Point the

>antennas on the US and let'er rip!


>                                                     73 & DX 

>                                                     Team Antigua V26B


>                                                             73 de Doug V26DX

>@ V26B 



Hi there,

If it's any consolation to the offenders, it has happened before and doubtless will happen again. On 19 Dec 1990, while operating as 8P9EM, I was called on 21180 SSB by none other than W1AW! (I will not name the op.) He seemed quite contrite when I pointed out the error of his ways.

Hiram Percy would be revolving in his grave.




Chris Pedder     G3VBL/8P9EM

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