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