[TowerTalk] Towers, and bedrock
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:
> 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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