Cool! One of they guys had one he wanted to get rid of cheap (or relatively cheap) so I took it off his hands. Itâ€™s only 56 feet, but, itâ€™s 56 feet taller than any tower I had before. Sun came out today so I went to his place and picked it up. In sections. Took two (2) trips but he lives only about 4 miles from here.
So, now I have to find the baseplate for it, dig a big damned hole, fill that hole with cement and install the tower. Oh, Joy! But it ought to be fun though. Thinking of sticking my 2m/440 and 6BTV antennaâ€™s on it, but may save up for a nice all-band yaggi. (Which are freakinâ€™ huge!) First I need to get the tower installed. Still not sure where Iâ€™m going to do that; but Iâ€™m sure SWMBO will let me know.
Not a whole lot going on really. Saw a really young child wandering around back by the neighbors-from-hellâ€™s house, and, knowing they werenâ€™t home, nor are they Hispanic looking, I called 911. Took 20 minutes and two people (and a lot of time on hold for heavenâ€™s sake) to give them the particulars. Then it was another 30 minutes before the Sheriff showed up. Meanwhile, I walked the kid to the road where we found his parents looking frantically for the kid. All ended well but I donâ€™t trust the 911 folks anymore.
Anywho, finally got my 857d out of the truck and re-installed in the house. Seems to be working fine but I have to reaquaint myself with what switch position is what antenna.
OH, took SWMBO to her exam at the Naval Hospital this morning and sat around for a few hours. Standing outside the Colonoscopy Lab one gets a completely different look from folks to the statement â€œJust waiting on my lovely young wife of 30 yearsâ€ than one does when standing outside the Maternity Ward.
Just saying â€¦