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Reviews Categories | Books/Manuals/Videos/PodCasts on ham radio | Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs by Don Daso, K4ZA Help


Reviews Summary for Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs by Don Daso, K4ZA
Reviews: 7 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$ 34 from ARRL
Description: A Guide for Design, Installation and Construction
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N3AE Rating: 5/5 Jul 7, 2014 04:49 Send this review to a friend
Excellent !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
If you're even thinking about putting up a tower, regardless of size, you need this book. Don has years of hands-on experience with tower and antenna installations. Save yourself time, money and worry. Read Don's book and do it right the first time.
 
W5DGM Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2012 09:07 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
Like an earlier reviewer stated a "must" read . If you are even thinking about putting up a tower you will learn all there is to know about towers. Don is one of the best tower experts in the industry and has written a comprehensive 'tower' tutorial for ham operators. Highly recommended.
 
CX1EK Rating: 5/5 Jul 9, 2012 18:16 Send this review to a friend
Excellent book   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The Antenna Towers for Radio Amateur by Don Daso, K4ZA is a "must" to have for anyone interested in towers. Covers all the aspects on this subject and very well written. Highly recommended and an EXCELLENT book.
 
K8GU Rating: 5/5 Apr 13, 2011 18:37 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I picked Don's book out of the mail after work and had it read cover-to-cover by bedtime. (XYL was out of town.) What a deal for $35!

Don spent a career in video production before getting into the tower business full-time and it shows. He knows the importance of telling the story to impart a trade. He also includes candid stories from tower owners and workers explaining techniques and nearly-averted disasters from their own perspective. Not only is it informative, the book entertains as well.

Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs pretty much covers everything you need to know about planning, procuring, constructing, and maintaining your tower and antenna system—everything from how to evaluate the ubiquitous used tower sections to which tools and safety equipment to buy. After reading it, you should be in a good position to understand how much of the tower-building process you are able to do yourself and how much to rely on local experts and professionals. It is an excellent book and deserves a spot on the shelf of every ham who owns or dreams of owning a tower.
 
K8MFO Rating: 5/5 Jan 18, 2011 12:40 Send this review to a friend
Valuable Reference  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
When I heard that Don was going to write a book about towers, I quickly placed an order. I've finally had a chance to give the book a good looking over, and I'm very satisfied with the purchase. It's nice to have an accurate reference in hand that gives the reader either concrete information or provides you with a clue as to where to find it. Personally I can't think of any areas that were missed in this excellent book. Anyone who's considering the erection of a tower, or already has one, can benefit in one way or another. Putting up a tower is a serious project and investment, so you may as well do it right. This book provides a good set of guidelines for doing exactly that.
 
K8IA Rating: 5/5 Jan 7, 2011 07:10 Send this review to a friend
Excellent book for the newbie and experienced alike!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Antenna Towers for Radio Amateurs is well done! This is an excellent how-to and reference for those both new to tower construction/antenna erection and the experienced as well. It is well organized, and his pictures and charts make it easy to follow. Kudos to Don K4ZA for a job well done.


73, Bob K8IA, President
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
Club Call; N7AT
Website: www.arizonaoutlaws.net
 
N7XM Rating: 5/5 Dec 8, 2010 15:42 Send this review to a friend
Sound Advice that can be APPLIED  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Don is a professional Tower Rigger.
There is a WEALTH of practical information in
this new BOOK.
Installing towers can be very dangerous to property
and Lives . The learning curve is very steep!!

Why not take advantage of the accumulated experience
and wisdom of a professional - If you have any reservations by all mean HIRE a Professional Rigger
( like Don ) as lead MAN ! Why not learn from the PROS ?

Tons of practical information for immediate application - Highly recommend this BOOK !
 


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