[TowerTalk] antenna height vs hassle

Alan C. Zack k7acz at cox.net
Mon Aug 23 20:22:14 EDT 2004

Check with contractors who put up cel phone towers.  They are pretty 
savvy as to what you need to have done.  They will know who to call to 
dig your hole and pour your concrete base and make your rebar cage. 
You may even be able to work out a good price or even get free scraps 
of coax from their other commercial jobs.  Some of these free scraps 
may be 100 ft or more.

Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) wrote:

> That kind of thing is one reason I am planning to have a contractor or 
> two bid for the job -- at least for all the excavation, rebar and 
> concrete work: they should know the best way to do the job and may even 
> be able to get the materials and the subcontractors for less than I 
> could myself.
> Alan NV8A
> On 08/23/04 08:33 am Dan Bookwalter put fingers to keyboard and launched 
> the following message into cyberspace:
>> Wow.... after reading all this about the cost of
>> pumpers and backhoes etc... i have determined i need
>> to move.... when i had the hole for my tower base dug
>> which took the guy less than 20 mins it was $400.00...
>> when i checked on the price of a pumper truck it was
>> $900 just to show up , then there were additional
>> charges for the extra hose he was going to have to
>> use. 
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Alan Zack
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