[time-nuts] Freestanding mast
sar10538 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 10:32:42 UTC 2010
On 3 September 2010 20:48, Neville Michie <namichie at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could try a box kite,
> or a tethered balloon.
> An interesting project would be a computer controlled kite
> servoed to hold a constant position.
Now that would be be some project.
They are actually making generators which are attached to balloons
that go up into the jet streams to generate electricity. Even a
relatively small unit can produce 2MW so you can make your own energy
at the same time.
> Or a sky hook?
> What about a remote site with a radio or laser link to your QTH?
> The more ideas that you start with the more likely you will find a good
You could also attach a nice high gain amplifier to it too, just to
make up for all the loss in the cable hanging down from it :)
> Neville Michie
> On 03/09/2010, at 3:08 PM, Charles P. Steinmetz wrote:
>> Stanley wrote:
>>> ROHN 9H50 34 Foot Telescopic TV Wireless Antenna Push Up Mast
>> Interesting suggestion. Rohn is well known to me, though I don't
>> typically think of them for things like push-up masts.
>> For those suggesting 6-10' of pipe, at my rooftop I get a reception cone
>> of about 50 degrees elevation and above during the vegetated months (say,
>> mid-March through mid-November), and about 30 degrees and above in the dead
>> of winter, due mostly to dense tree cover that is 60-80 feet tall. So, I'd
>> really need to get 20 feet + above the chimney (50+ feet above the ground)
>> for a significant improvement. The suburban residential lot size doesn't
>> leave me much to work with (no centrally-located tower, therefore no guys
>> unless I negotiated easements with the neighbors, and Hell will never be
>> that cold...). I doubt I could get a permit for 80' of Rohn 55. Maybe if I
>> put a wind generator on it....
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