Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NN4RH, May 18, 2018.
A nice home depot dipole and some chain link fence top rail will serve you well.
She was afraid you were going to start hanging out with her and her friends while they’re shopping...
No Tower After 5 Decades on-the-air
I actually had a 64 ft Rohn BX sitting in pieces in the back yard. The helpful Elmers from my radio club were always ready to help me when , I had family activities I had to attend, birthdays, funerals , weddings etc. When I was ready to do the job they all had similar activities to keep them away from my house.
I dug the big 3x3x3 ft hole for the base concrete to go in and then it rained for a week and filled the hole \with mud !
I got a 4 element 15M Yagi from a friend and laid it out in the back yard and it seemed so big that it would wrap it's self in tree branches no matter where I raised it !!
Finally after 2 years I traded the tower and 15M beam off for some old tube high power FM gear to play with /
Because it hasn’t arrived yet.
I have an IO-45 rooftop tower and 8 foot mast on order from Roger at http://w8io.com
When it arrives the K4KIO hexbeam and HAM IV rotator goes on it.
That’s enough for now. The Rohn?.... someday.
Climbing harnesses have no room ... um ... down there. If ya get my drift!
Hey ... I can dream, can't I!?
I've been able to work the DX I need without one. I did miss ZS8 recently but that was because the OP had an emergency situation and couldn't get on the air. No sense putting up a tower for 20 and the higher bands if you plan to be busy on the low bands with a vertical and RX loop array.
I'm relatively new to Amature Radio and so far, My Shack is a den with an HT and rubber duck (there is a great Repeater just a few miles away, so my HT let's .e reach out ~~60++ miles). I did install a dual band radio in one of my vehicles.
As I find more time to get into the hobby, I do plan to upgrade my shack with a more advanced radio and antenna so I can start to explore HF...likely after I upgrade to my General License.
Don't need one.
I found there are ways to reduce the cost yuugely w/o giving up much. With a crankup/tiltover and a yagi boom that partially disassembles, ALL antenna/tower work is done w/o climbing:
And no expensive yagi tilt plate is needed.
Don't have the acreage I want and I am in lightning prone territory.