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Communications => Comm Discussion => Topic started by: Nemo on October 20, 2018, 09:27:22 AM

Title: Need An Antannae?
Post by: Nemo on October 20, 2018, 09:27:22 AM
See below.  I have been hanging around that place for a while and met quite a few.  Good folks.

Nemo



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Come get a Mosley TA-33 Tri Band HF antenna Ser# 541521 purchased in 7-16-78.  It is on the ground ready for dis-assembly.  Michael took it down for me so it is slightly damaged.  It did not fall from the top of the 80 ft tower.  It came loose and slid down the guy wire.  You must come, disassemble and carry it away.  The Mosley is the best of the original triband beams.  It is a trapped antenna.  The director and driven element are undamaged.  The boom is undamaged.  Only the reflector is bent.  Mosley still sells repair parts if you have the serial number.  I have the original assembly manual.

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Title: Re: Need An Antannae?
Post by: JohnyMac on October 20, 2018, 11:05:28 AM
Sounds like a good deal as in free but you need a 60+ tower.
Title: Re: Need An Antannae?
Post by: Jackalope on October 20, 2018, 04:54:04 PM
   I have a used Mosley TA-33 in a box that's been in storage for almost 20 years.  It'll be going up on a tower next year.   I can't remember if it's the full sized TA-33 or the TA-33 junior model.  Anyways, Mosley still sells replacement parts for their older products.

    I'll be renting a manlift to do the tower work.  The middle Tennessee  amateur radio community is reeling from the recent death of a tower climber that was doing some tower work for an amateur radio operator that had recently moved into the area.  Here's an article regarding the accident: http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2018/fund-set-up-for-mastec-construction-manager-who-died-in-weekend-tower-collapse/ (http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2018/fund-set-up-for-mastec-construction-manager-who-died-in-weekend-tower-collapse/)  I spoke with a number of hams from the area and they were all upset about the incident, and rightly so.  It looks like manlift rentals are around $200 per day, certainly worth the money if it can avoid a fatal or even a non-fatal accident.

      You can frequently find towers and antennas for the taking, if you're willing to take down the tower.  I would be very hesitant to take down a tower, without a thorough tower inspection and a full background history of the tower.