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With professional tower experience on over 200 amateur stations and dozens of commercial radio sites, Steve Morris, K7LXC, has taken all of his hard earned lessons and put them all in one comprehensive book. It's over 220 pages of facts, techniques, hardware and lots of answers to your tower construction questions.


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Here is a sampling of what hams are saying about Up The Tower:

"UpTheTower arrived all okay in Tasmania and lives up to expectations as a good reference source. Thanks for a very valuable book."

    - Martin Luther VK7GN

"The book arrived in today's mail...it's absolutely WONDERFUL."

    - Paul Geerdes K8JJC

"I have just finished reading your new book Up the Tower for the third time. I keep re-reading it to make sure that I am not missing any of the pieces of great advice. I think that the book is 'super.' The book is concisely written and covers just about any question that you could have with regard to tower installation."

    - Steve Ellsworth KE5DYY

"Received book and it is great. Thanks a lot."

    - John Hunt K7XE

"I just received my Up The Tower copy and am thrilled. I've got lots of reading and learning ahead of me. Thanks for an informative book."
    - Ron Calhoun NX5D

"Your new book is a great collection of valuable information all in one place. This is essential reading for anyone thinking of their first tower project! And tower-experienced hams will also learn some new things."
    - Mark Aaker K6UFO

"Obviously a great deal of research involved. I will use it as a reference book."
    - Tom Taormina K5RC

UP THE TOWER: The Complete Guide To Tower Construction

    Chapter list:

  1. 1.Do You Really Need A Tower?

  2. 2.Antenna Supports

  3. 3.Planning

  4. 4.Land Use Regulations Of Amateur Radio Towers

  5. 5.Other Regulatory Concerns

  6. 6.Neighbors

  7. 7.Hire Someone Or Do It Yourself?

  8. 8.Documentation

  9. 9.Collecting The Hardware

  10. 10.Corrosion

  11. 11.Foundation And Guy Anchors

  12. 12.Safety And Safety Equipment ( See Sample )

  13. 13.Ground Crew ( See Sample )

  14. 14.Toolbox ( See Sample )

  15. 15.Carabiners And Slings

  16. 16.Ropes, Knots And Rope Management

  17. 17.Guy Wires

  18. 18.Tower Erection

  19. 19.Masts

  20. 20.Coaxial Cable

  21. 21.Weatherproofing

  22. 22.Rotators

  23. 23.Installing Beams

  24. 24.Grounding

  25. 25.Building A Single Tower Station

  26. 26.Be Kind To Your Trees

  27. 27.Tree Installations

  28. 28.The Ten Year Plan

  29. 29.Refurbishing A Tower

  30. 30.Maintenance And Annual Inspection

  31. 31.When Something Fails

  32. 32.Tower Removal

  33. 33.Antennas

  34. 34.Working On A Crank-up

  35. 35.A Few Final Tips

Here is a review of Up The Tower that appeared in the National Contest Journal.


Up the Tower                                        



Now in its 2nd Edition, this groundbreaking test took ten HF triband antennas and tested their on-the-air performance. Over 80 pages long, information includes the protocol used, the data sets and summaries. Antennas tested are: C-3, TA-33, 2-element quad, KT-34XA, PRO-77, Skyhawk, TH7DX, TH11, C-31XR, X9 and PRO-67. Extremely interesting reading. Latest testing done in Spring, 1999, and presented at the 1999 Dayton Hamvention. By NØAX and K7LXC.

HF TRIBANDER PERFORMANCE: Test methods and results

Read a review of HF TRIBANDER PERFORMANCE by by recognized antenna expert and published author LB Cebik, W4RNL.


HF Tribander Performance: test methods and results                                        



NØAX and K7LXC are at it again - this time it's HF multiband verticals. Now you can read an unbiased report on how they really performed. Antennas tested include the Cushcraft R8, Butternut HF6V, MFJ 1798, Force 12 ZR-3 and V-3, Diamond CP-6, Hustler 6BTV and Gap Titan. It's 64 pages of protocol, data sets and summaries. Presented at the 2000 Dayton Hamvention.

HF VERTICAL PERFORMANCE: Test methods and results

Read a review of HF VERTICAL PERFORMANCE by by recognized antenna expert and published author LB Cebik, W4RNL.


HF Vertical Performance: test methods and results                                        



Proper Station Grounding is Important!

Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques:

AC safety: protects against shock hazards from ac-powered equipment by providing a safe path for current when a fault in wiring or insulation occurs.

Lightning protection: keeps all equipment at the same voltage during transients from lighting and dissipate the lightning s charge in the Earth, routing it away from equipment.

RF management: prevents unwanted RF currents and voltages from disrupting the normal functions of equipment (also known as RF interference or RFI).

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning protection and communication systems, not to mention the National Electrical Code. You ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for home stations, including condos and apartments, portable and temporary stations, as well as towers and outside antennas.

Grounding and bonding for the radio amateur, 2nd edition

by H. Ward Silver, N0AX


Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur                                     



The ARRL RFI Book 3rd Edition will help you to find and resolve interference. This book covers the causes and cures of many interference problems that you may experience. Everything from automotive to television, from computers to DVD players, and audio equipment to telephones can create a problem. The ARRL RFI Book offers a convenient, step-by-step process to eliminate problematic radio frequency interference. As technology increases, the likelihood of interference increases, too. Be ready to battle the noise with The RFI Book 3rd Edition from The American Radio Relay League.

Radio frequency Interference Book, 3rd edition

by Mike Gruber


RFI Book, 3rd edition

RFI book