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Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:

from on December 3, 2011
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Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:  
by KF9ZA on December 3, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
This is a link to their "less expensive" tower for hams:
Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:  
by K0DCH on December 3, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
The tower can only lift 5 pounds as it is inflated, but can support 10 pounds. I am not quite sure how you would install a 10 pound antenna without external lifting equipment. It would be tough to get the tower to lift a multielement array safely. A small vertical or a lightweight wire antenna is about all you could lift. All that for $1200.
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by K7CB on December 4, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Honestly, too expensive for what it can do. On top of that, you need power to keep the thing inflated. Not really practical in an emergency situation in my opinion. You can get telescoping fiberglass masts that will easily do the same thing for FAR less money.
RE: Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:  
by K0MU on December 4, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Could the shape of the tower be modified in the form of a "one finger salute" for those hams in an HOA controlled neighborhood?
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by KC6YFR on December 4, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Here's yet another way to get money from Homeland Security. What police agency could call itself fully prepared without a few of these? And then there's the generator that's necessary. As we've seen in recent events, police forces have been militarized. And once you have all the trappings of the military, the temptation is to use the stuff against the populace.
Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:  
by WB6NCO on December 6, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
If the local police received these towers, perhaps the local politicians could provide the lifting forces in the form of lots of hot air from their speeches.
RE: Portable Air-Inflatable Towers:  
by KF9ZA on December 7, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
They won't be using Homeland Security money buying inflatable towers. They will be using those funds to buy snow cone machines:
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