[TowerTalk] cheap hams
jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 18 17:53:33 EDT 2006
At 02:11 PM 8/18/2006, K8RI on TowerTalk wrote:
> > Yes. And not all hams have spare cash laying around. For many, it is
> > a stretch to own one decent radio. The cost of a beam on a properly
> > engineered tower could put a child through a year at some colleges!
>That's either a very expensive college
Sadly, not these days.. except for the community colleges. Even at state
supported instutitions like UCLA, it's $7143/yr for undergrad (not counting
Moving down a tier, Cal State Northridge is $3000/yr
Community colleges are $26/unit plus some additional fees. (to get your 2
yr degree takes about 50 units)
Get into private institutions like USC or Stanford, and I suspect the tab
runs a bit higher<grin>.
> or cheap tower installation. A good
>size tower that requires engineering at the local level (in some areas)
>could send a kid all the way through some four year colleges.
I suspect that the places that require lots of engineering are also
expensive places to go to college. <grin>
Jim, W6RMK (who has a 13 year old child and is starting to really pay
attention to this stuff)
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