[amsat-bb] tower placement input

Norm n3ykf normanlizeth at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 01:36:45 UTC 2016

1: Talk to (city/county) zoning.
2: HOA?

Mine is a 20' Rohn 25, guyed tilt over.

Old pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/n3ykf/7584223098/in/dateposted/

Newer pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/n3ykf/25430099854/in/dateposted/

If It were me, I'd consider what would happen if it fell down in the
worst possible way. I.E. on something expensive.

.25 acre is small. Have .5 and it's not much bigger.

I put up solar and the neighbors were out with pitchforks and torches.

Norm n3ykf

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 9:18 PM, Kelly Keeton <kellyrkeeton at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> brainier...
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