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80' tower.

Post by gramps » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 16:30 PM

Friend of mine gave me an 80' tower,and i am really considering putting this up!


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Re: 80' tower.

Post by Ohio_359 » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 16:50 PM

Is that a question or a statement?

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Re: 80' tower.

Post by Savoirfaire » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 16:50 PM

That would be more than 2 wavelengths on 11 meters.

A beam would really play good for DX up there.

Just plan it correctly so the Tower stays up and the beam.

In other words, do it right.

Height is way more often than not a big boost in DX'ing.

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Re: 80' tower.

Post by gramps » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 17:01 PM

Ohio_359 wrote:Is that a question or a statement?
friend of mine had a tower that came down in a storm,on the house next door.

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Re: 80' tower.

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 17:22 PM

80' Tower is pretty dang tall...Better make sure with your City it's not too tall! I know here we have a 40' limit, anything above that and you have to apply for a special permit and get it registered with the City...And they may or may-not approve it.
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Re: 80' tower.

Post by Ohio_359 » Thursday, 08 August 2013, 19:02 PM

I have 70' of tower up, but I live in a holler. If you live out in the flatland, or up on a knoll, I wouldn't worry too much about that kind of height to be honest.

"In general" The higher you mount your beam antenna, the more gain you'll see, and the main lobe will be at a lower angle of radiation. Don't be concerned with "wavelengths", nothing special happens at 36' or 72', just put it as high as you can safely do and you'll be happy.

BTW "In general" Horizontal beams do better at lower heights than vertical beams, but both work DX sufficiently.


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