[amsat-bb] tower placement input

Kelly Keeton kellyrkeeton at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 01:18:18 UTC 2016

I have a existing 50' HF tower with 40m on up.

I am now trying to place a 33' tower for VHF on up. the tower will have a
10' VHF pair of antennas as well as a pair of UHF antennas on it (for
satellite EME and other goofing around)

how close is too close? running the higher quality coax needed will be
harder the farther from the shack I get due to physical building issues.
Also the closer I can have it to another building the more helpful it will
be to my ongoing antenna work. this puts me at a location about 12' from
the existing HF tower.

what are the pro's and cons of locating a 30' VHF with a 10' array on it so
close to the HF antenna array?
where should I locate the tower ideally?
I have a 1/4 acre lot so I dont have unlimited room .. otherwise its a no

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