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  1. #141

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    It would make much more sense to erect a station on a nearby mountaintop, then remote it to your home. You would get to use it 24/7, and not pay usage fees. Three years at 5K a year would pay for a pretty good station.

  2. #142

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    Quote Originally Posted by W4AMP View Post
    It would make much more sense to erect a station on a nearby mountaintop, then remote it to your home. You would get to use it 24/7, and not pay usage fees. Three years at 5K a year would pay for a pretty good station.
    That seems a stretch. The cost of single person to buy the property, the continued taxes and upkeep and all that - it would take a VERY long time to amortize the equipment cost compared to $5K per year once the running cost is considered. I'm assuming a decent station here - a tower, decent beam, wire antennas for 80/160, amp, etc. Combined with the time and inconvenience, $5K seems a very good deal in comparison.

    Now, if you could split such a location among three guys...that begins to make more sense.

    This discussion is essentially the same as one for an expensive sailboat - it is a labor of love that will almost ALWAYS be cheaper to rent, yet virtually anyone that's into sailboats will want to own the thing. Truth be told - rent or own - its kind of hard to justify no matter how you slice it

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    I came across this article on Page 59 in 2013 May Qst about the discussion here regarding Mega Station(s) for rent. http://www.remotehamradio.com/wp-con...RRL-REVIEW.pdf
    Good Read.

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