[amsat-bb] tower placement input

Kelly Keeton kellyrkeeton at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 01:56:51 UTC 2016

towers fall over?! Hehe 

Nice looking setup on the new photo there.  

Thanks for feedback yea no issues with zoning or HOA looking for technical assistance in placement :) 

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> On Sep 19, 2016, at 6:36 PM, Norm n3ykf <normanlizeth at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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