|[AMRadio] Become the Strapper of the North: property f/s
jayw5jay at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 00:56:44 EST 2008
That looks like an old AT&T long line site. Some were owned by American
Tower a few years back and could be had for a song. The only problem with
most of them was bad location, not much land goes with them, usually right
on the road as Brent mentioned.
There are still a few here in the area. One ham group got the site for a
song and then sold the generator for what they paid for the site! Most were
built for WWIII in mind and had very thick walls of concrete. I inquired
about one site near here, but it was a little over 200 feet, I didn't want
to mess with monitoring the tower light or lowering the tower to do anyway
with that part of it.
73 de w5jay/jay..
> Route 1, Northern Maine, near New Brunswick border.
> Self-supporting tower and shack included! 3.2 acres, $39.9K. If I were
> looking for a spot to build a retirement home, or had any reason to move
> to that part of Maine, I'd consider it myself. You could take down the
> microwave dishes and build a transmitter building right on top of the
> tower - no feedline needed. Betcha could even build an 80m yagi that
> would withstand ice storms on top of that thing.
> Or lay out radials and feed the whole tower as a fat shunt-fed vertical.
>>From the map and photos, (assuming the tower is located in the middle)
> property is just about exactly the right size for quarter-wave ground
> plane for 160, and the tower looks to be about 120 ft. tall.
> Right now, real estate is a buyer's market.
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