[TowerTalk] Things to consider while my house is being built

K4SAV RadioIR at charter.net
Thu Nov 3 18:44:05 EST 2005

If you are planning to have a tower, when a backhoe shows up, have him 
dig the hole for your tower.  Since he is already there, you should get 
a good deal.  I paid less than $50 for my hole doing it that way.

If you are far enough along with tower construction, at the end of house 
construction, have the builder order the concrete for you.  You should 
be able to get a better price.  I paid $85/yd.

Wire 240V into your operating room.

Plan how you are going to get the cables out of the operating room and 
have an alternate path.  Builders like to trash your plans by filling 
the area with air ducts, cables, pipes, and all sorts of stuff.  I 
didn't put the access hole in while the house was being built, for fear 
that the inspector would flip-out.

Jerry, K4SAV

W9NTK wrote:

>Besides figuring out a way to bring in the coax and rotator cables, what
>other things should I consider (from a ham radio perspective) while my
>house is being built?  My builder poured the basement walls today.
>I've been inactive for quite some time now, but plan to get on the air
>again in the next year or two.
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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