Re: Tripod Tower Project.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harvey D Norris" <harvich@...> wrote:
>Cost overides abound. Arriving for check to purchase this I found they are 200 dollar per sections/ total 660 or so with extra shippings costs for said tower. I now find this as sort of ALBATROSS. But it is ordered so I must make the best of this and continue the plans.
> --- In email@example.com, "Harvey D Norris" <harvich@> wrote:
> > This is stage one of the outside TC design magnifier project for 2009. First a central domed tower of 20 ft is considered. A call to Portage Electronics cited an ordering cost of $159.00/10 ft section, and $70.00 for base cemented structure. Our dome will be a simple brass bowl picked up at flea market. My friend Karl Ulricht today noted that small domes are always on flagpoles, and perhaps a high pointy electrode with an antennae might excite the danger of lightning strikes. An elevated polar capacity sounds worthwhile.
The tower itself is no more then an elevated ground. The cement structure base is hinged for convenient erection. A house rooftop or conveinient higher structure can be roped by pulley for erection.
> Surrounding the tower will be a 64 cornered 14 gauge wire wooden structure to hold ~44 winds of insulated 14 gauge wire approximating a 10 ft diameter coil using 1500 ft of wire as previously constructed years ago...