[TowerTalk] Towers, and bedrock

WD0M WD0M at centurytel.net
Mon Dec 24 22:41:01 EST 2007

Been there, done that.  We have bedrock about 6 inches under the soil.  
Nonetheless, I put up a US Tower TX-455 about 4 years ago, and it's 
withstood 90 mph gusts.  Works very well.  Check my web page for details:


Click on Ham Radio, then Tower Project.  Grounding is another issue - 
check "Lightning Protection System".  I've had a direct lightning 
strike, and all worked as planned. 


Joe Hannigan - WDØM
Pagosa Springs, CO


Charles Gallo wrote:
> Hi,
> 	First - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
> There is a chance (small, but it's there) - that I will be getting a 2nd QTH in the near future
> The think is, in that general area of the country, unless you live in the bottom of a valley, you usually hit bedrock within a foot or 2 of the surface - and if you choose right/wrong, you often have NO soil over the bedrock (or a couple of inches)
> How do you put up a tower in that situation? 
> BTW I know of exactly ONE in ground pool in the area - it was put in by the owner of the local heavy equipment and blasting company - the pool took significant amounts of ANFO to get dug
> --  
> 73 de KG2V
> For the Children - RKBA!
> "I can call K9 "him" if I want. He's my dog. " 
>  -- The Doctor 

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