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POCONO MOUNTAINS CHANNEL 40 CB CLUB PRESENTS
"TWO OUT OF SHAPE FAT GUYS PUT UP A BEAM"
APRIL 7 2002..............
AFTER A YEAR OF TALKING ABOUT IT,ME AND FRANK FINALLY GOT THE MACO M-103 ON THE TOWER.
FRANK GAVE ME THE MACO WHEN I COMPLAINED ABOUT ALL THE NOISE I PICKED UP OUT OF THE SOUTH WHEN THE SKIP WAS ROLLING.

I HAVE OWNED A LOT OF MACO'S.RIGHT UP TO THE 31 FOOT"M-106,AND I STILL BELIEVE THE LITTLE 3 ELEMENT M-103 IS THE BEST 89 BUCKS ANYBODY CAN SPEND.
ITS SMALL,LIGHT,CAN BE TURNED BY A LIGHT DUTY SHIT ROTOR,HAS GREAT REJECTION AND EXCELLENT RECEIVE,AND IS BUILT STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD UP TO THE ASS RIPPIN WIND WE GET UP HERE IN THE POCONO MOUNTAINS.

'THE TOWER I USED IS 1970'S VINTAGE"CHANNEL MASTER"
MEDIUM DUTY TV TOWER,NOT EXACTLY ROHN 25,BUT STURDY ENOUGH WHEN BUILT UP A LITTLE.
MORE ON THAT LATER
I HAD A COUPLE OF WORN OUT C.D.E"HAM II'S LAYING AROUND,BUT THIS TIME I DIDNT SCREW AROUND AND BOUGHT A BRAND NEW"HAM 4" FROM OUR FREINDS AT
A.E.S OUT OF CLEVELAND OHIO.
I USED A ROTOR PLATE THAT WAS MADE FOR ROHN 25 THAT WORKS FINE,BUT I DID HAVE TO JACK THE SIDES OUT A LITTLE TO MAKE IT FIT IN THE CHANNEL MASTER TOWER,AND I MADE A THRUST BEARING PLATE OUT OF 1/4
INCH ALUMINUM FLAT STOCK,AND USED A SUPER HEAVY DUTY  MODEL"TB-25"THRUST BEARING FROM GOOD OLD GLENN MARTIN ENGINERING.
THE PITCH OF MY ROOF IS ABOUT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE,
PEFECT FOR MY OLD TRIED AND TRUE
"BALLAST"METHOD OF TOWER INSTALATION.
THIS WAY HAS WORKED FOR ME,
IF THE TOWER IS HEAVIER
ON THE BOTTOM,IT WONT "UPEND" SO I WAS ABLE TO ASSEMBLE THE TOWER .MOUNT THE ROTOR AND ANTENNA
AND RAISE IT BY WINCHING THE CONCRETE BASE TOWARD THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE WITH A COME-ALONG.
NO GIN POLES,NO FUCKING AROUND 60 FEET IN THE AIR
YADA YADA YADA
I MADE THE CONCRETE BASE WITH THIS BIG BLUE FLOWER POT THING I BOUGHT AT HOME DEPOT FOR 12 BUCKS
IT WAS A PEFECT MOLD,AND I WAS ABLE TO FIT 5 EIGHTY POUND BAGS OF QUICKRETE CEMENT IN TO IT,
POUR IN THE CEMENT,STICK 3 PIECES OF 3/4 INCH HEAVY GAUGE BLACK IRON PIPE IN THE CEMENT,USE A TOWER SECTION TO HOLD THE PIPES IN PLACE,
WAIT A WEEK,PEEL THE PLASTIC THING OFF WITH A KNIFE AND YOUR GOOD TO GO!!!!
CONCRETE BASE MADE WITH HOME DEPOT FLOWER POT
BELEVE IT OR NOT,THIS BLOCK IS OVER 400 POUNDS
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