[TowerTalk] TowerTalk is old enough to drink!
ersmar at verizon.net
Thu Jun 27 21:03:32 EDT 2019
I meant to comment earlier. I purchased the two antenna books Steve and Ward wrote as well as "Up The Tower" by Steve. I recommend them all as good investments for all of us interested in towerdom.
I also have the League's tower book and was happy to add that to my collection.
Gene Smar AD3F
From: TowerTalk [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of jimlux
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk is old enough to drink!
On 6/27/19 9:49 AM, k7lxc--- via TowerTalk wrote:
>> It's an enormous amount of work to write and edit a book, and
>> short of
> doing it as a labor of love, one would need to be paid. How much would the average TTer be willing to fork out for a book like that, and how many TTers would actually sign up to buy it?
>> That makes a 100 page book about 6 month's full time work - if you
>> wanted to be paid $50/hr (which is at the low end for a technical
>> professional, esp without benefits), that's $50k - you'd have to sell
>> thousands of copies to make it "worthwhile" in a financial sense (if
>> you self publish, you might get $5 or $10/copy)
> Hiya, Jim --
> Whew. Good thing I didn't know that when I started it - hi!
It took me NINE YEARS to write UP THE TOWER. Of course there was a divorce in there and some other speed bumps along the way to slow things down but it did get done. Tnx to everyone who has bought a copy!
> For those of you looking at the ARRL/K4ZA tower book, two things. While Don is a journeyman tower installer and the book does cover the right subjects, some topics in his book that he devotes 2 paragraphs to, I have whole chapters. And the most criminal thing is that his book has NO INDEX. How are you supposed to find anything with no index? My criticism isn't aimed at Don but the editors at the League. Ok, I'm done.
> Cheers,Steve K7LXC
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