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Author Topic: Best fertilizer for an antenna farm.  (Read 695 times)
W5LJM
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« on: September 18, 2005, 11:13:28 AM »

Describe your antenna/tower setup and the time frame it took to build it. I know you folks love to brag about your humble little setup.
Sorry, my 70 foot tower and antennas are on the ground at this time, so I have nothing to share, but if you'd like to share your ingredients for the best antenna farm, nows your chance.
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005, 01:12:37 PM »

I don't have an antenna farm, but I do have a rather nice garden. Smiley  It's 120' x 220' and is composed of excellent conductivity "soil" material - corrugated steel.

This is the roof of a two-story office building in the Inner Harbor section of downtown Baltimore.

I have a Butternut HF-6V, a 6m Ringo, a Comet dual band and a few other items of occasional use, all pretty much in the middle of the roof.

73,

Lon - N3ZKP
Baltimore, Maryland
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 10:05:50 AM »

Get the tower and antennas up, then tell us *your* stories!

Having moved 15 times in 40 years means I've installed and also removed a great many towers and hundreds of antennas.  I've become good at this, and it doesn't take long.

XYL unpacks the dishes and silverware while I'm out digging the hole.  By the time all the cartons are empty, the concrete's poured.

By the time the cartons are actually hauled away, the tower's up.

I've never lived anyplace more than about 45 days without installing a tower and antennas.  Some of my antennas are very well travelled, and were first installed in NJ, then in Florida, now in Los Angeles and the ones that haven't broken from the assembly and disassembly still work pretty well.

WB2WIK/6
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WA4PTZ
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 05:49:41 AM »

The best fertilizer is space.  I am currently searching
for about 5 + acres to start my dream antenna farm.
I have been saving hardware for 35 years to make this
dream come true. I look forward to being able to
trial and error antennas until I drop dead. I hope
that will be a long time off.
73 and God Bless,
Tim
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KB9WQJ
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 06:46:45 AM »

Best fertilizer for an antenna farm?
Green pictures of dead presidents.
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