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Re: Tower height



Les -

A chain saw costs less than $200  :)

W9IP

sco@sco-inc.com wrote:

> At 06:45 PM 5/3/2005, you wrote:
>
>> My tree guy was just here and told me that my tree canopy is at a 
>> height of at least 110 feet.  So I am thinking that a 89 ft tower 
>> with a mast another 15 feet higher is the only way i could ever 
>> "clear" the trees.
>>
>> Looks like a 90 ft tubular tower with top mounted antenna array would 
>> be a waste of money. The only way to clear the tree cover would be a 
>> triangular tower at least 89 feet tall.
>>
>> Les
>
>
> That would mean a $10,000 total cost for the tower plus buying the M2 
> rotors, another $2,000, AND having to put my HF yagi on the tower too.
>
> OR I could buy two (2) Force-12 LPT towers (52 ft) for about $4,000 
> total. They come down to 13 feet so I could work off a 10 ft 
> stepladder. I already have two G-5500 systems. If I put one tower on 
> the west side of the house i could look over the trees blocking the 
> eastern pass. If the other tower was on the esat side of the house it 
> could look west much better because it would be farther from those trees.
>
> Has anyone ever tried using two separate tracking arrays, one for 
> Eastern passes and the other for Western passes?
> It would not be the perfect setup but would be about $5-7,000 LESS  
> expensive plus a whole lot less concrete. The 89 ft tower needs a hole 
> 5 ft x 5 ft x 8 feet deep.
>
> Les
> W4SCO
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Michael R. Owen, Ph.D.                      Dept. of Geology
Northern Lights Software Associates         St. Lawrence University
http://www.nlsa.com                         mowen@stlawu.edu
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