Friday, 08 November 2013

Tower Talk

OK then....

At the beginning of the year I purchased a second hand tower.
It's a 40 ft / 12m tower, with an 18" / 45cm face width. This is a nice, heavy duty tower, and included the hinged base in the deal.

This morning my new, secondhand Hy-Gain Hy-Quad 244 was delivered to the house.

After our recent radio trip ( ) to Mozambique, I got some input from Tad, WF4W, and Kevin, K6TD, on where and how to put the tower up at home.

I have now about 90% of the information needed, and will hopefully have the tower and antenna up in the not too distant future.

One of the tasks ahead is canvassing the direct neighbours, to hear if they will have any objections. I hope not!

On the want / to do list still for the tower project:

  • Obtain OK from neighbours
  • Source a rotator somewhere that won't break the bank
  • Source a mast to mount the antenna on, to be turned by the rotator.
  • Dig a hole and plant the tower! 
Here's to hoping it all goes smoothly.

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