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Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:07:38 EST
In a message dated 3/25/02 6:56:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com
> I'm considering a 96 ft self-supporting Trylon tower. To maintain a
> semi-peaceful relationship with my neighbors, I'm considering locating it
> woods. I have a small clearing in a good spot, and I'm willing to cut a
> more trees down if I need to. Trees are 50-70ft, and all of my RF would
> VHF and above to 10GHz.
> I've considered some of the annoyances of this such as difficulty of
> concrete back there for the base,
Piece of cake. Just hire a line pump (truck mounted concrete pumper).
They're reasonably priced ($4-500) and can pump up to 400 feet. Option #2 is
to use one of those powered buggies - they're even cheaper but more work.
> the need to erect w/o a crane,
Another piece of cake. With two guys on the tower you can build it on the
tower like an erector set. You can do 56 feet a day easy.
> feedline losses, etc, and I think I can overcome/tolerate them.
> Has anyone ever put a tower in the woods? Love it? Regret it? What am I
> not thinking about?
The only negative would be the attenuation from trees/wet leaves at the
frequencies you mentioned but there's not much you can do about that.
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