[TowerTalk] Cost of installing a tower.

Reicher, James JReicher at hrblock.com
Fri Mar 10 11:40:00 EST 2006

My current next-door neighbor (a professional stage hand who does a lot
of aerial work... he's a "fly man") was moving in the day I started
assembling my 48' Rohn 25G.  He asked what it was, looked at it and all
he could say was "Man, that's tall."  

73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 17:05:36 -0500
From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <k8ri-tower at charter.net>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cost of installing a tower.
To: "Ricky Scott" <rickw7psk at gmail.com>, <towertalk at contesting.com>,
	"Brian K Harris" <brian.k.harris at philips.com>
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Do what has been suggested, then double the figure to include all the
you have forgotten.
Then keep anything left over for that new state-of-the-art transceiver
amplifier.(if there is any)

The look on my neighbor's face the first time he was looking at the
when lightning stuck it would have been priceless. <:-)) He did say it
an impressive sight.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian K Harris" <brian.k.harris at philips.com>
To: "Ricky Scott" <rickw7psk at gmail.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cost of installing a tower.

> Ricky,
> My situation was:
> 84' Trylon self-supporting bought used (3 years old) - $600
> 5' x 5' x 5' hole dug with shovels by two local Latinos - $100 plus
> chicken lunch
> Concrete pumper to get concrete from street to hole - $300
> Concrete - 9.75 yards (I dug the hole out more myself, thus the 9.75
> yards) -  $350
> Crane with operator to raise assembled-on-ground tower - $300
> Tower climber - $200
> Case of beer for me and my buddies - $20
> The look on the neighbors' faces - Priceless
> Brian K. Harris, WA5UEK

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