[TowerTalk] 80m vertical

Eroddy4366 eroddy4366 at aol.com
Mon Sep 15 21:02:55 EDT 2008

i have 30ft of aluminium tower that i want to use as a 80m vertical.i want to strap on 30ft or so of pipe to get the proper height.has anyone any thoughts on the base.i think i want to get a sono tube and fill it with concrete.then somehow insulate the base.this is where the problems or lack of knowledge start.how is it completely insulated.do i use a balun for the base to feed it.i have about 80 radials cut and i want to put them on a plate at the base.i also want to buy everything i need as i don't have time to make the parts,i.e. fedding it etc.can i get a little coil or do i just measure the tower and pipe  and attach coax.i want to work in the dx window only.also will this work any better than a piece of copper wire 62ft long with a bunch of radials.all comments will help.also sources of parts.thankyou  kb1jts

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