Hire K4ZA

K4ZA and K4DXA working on repairing K4MK’s 80M Yagi

Tower Works: That title says it all—if you need tower work done, from installation to repair, I can probably help you!

With 52 years of ham radio experience, I’ve worked on most every size & make of tower/beam, and specialize in Rohn guyed-towers (25, 45, 55G, etc.). Have a solid mechanical & engineering background (National Contest Journal contributing editor), along with all the necessary skills & tools to install, take down, or repair your system, whether it’s 20 or 200-feet high.

Reasonable rates, good reviews, & ability to travel.

The picture, by the way, is Ken, K4DXA, & myself, working on repairing Kent’s, K4MK, 80M Yagi, a 2L Create. After lowering it just a bit, a system of slings allowed me to tilt the boom so Ken could climb down, access the element tips, & lengthen them. We then repeated that process three more times, successfully tuning the beam in the air, on the tower.  Kent was very happy with the repair.

10 Responses to Hire K4ZA

  1. Paul Knear (KA3MWD) says:

    I’m interested in having a ham tower installed next to my house (replacing the existing radio shack tv pole) that can extend up to 30′ (and maybe a pole tower that tips over for maintenance/upkeep). I want to put a TV antenna on it for digital tv reception. I currently have an tv antenna up and am getting the Richmond and C’ville station but not as reliably as I would want. I live in Afton.

    Is this something you might be interested in doing?
    If so, please let me know.

  2. K4ZA says:

    Paul: Quick one-word answer? Sure…but I am booked in to December at this point. It would be best if you contacted
    me directly via my email: k4za@juno dot com
    That way, I’ll not miss anything (Often do not check the blog unless posting something, etc.). Do you have this pole tower you speak of, or
    are you in the market for something? I just acquired a small crankup tower (a US Tower TMM-433HD), which is a 33-ft crank up…probably fine for TV but a bit small for ham use. All best, Don K4ZA

  3. Henry Raymond Koscinski kj4vjz says:

    Hi I have been having problems with hi SWR on 40 meters. My antenna is the HyGain 640. I have taken the antenna down recentenly and doubled checked all measurements, and after installing it back, the problem is still there. I am puzzled since all the other bands are working fine. I would appreciate any help that you could offer.

  4. John Haley says:

    I have a client looking to buy a home with an existing ham tower that she would like to have removed. Do you know who I might contact for such a project and approximately how much it would cost? The tower looks to be 25-30 feet tall.

  5. K4ZA says:

    Sorry for delayed answer; I usually “assume” most posts to my blog page are spam. Providing a meaningful estimate is almost impossible w/o
    knowing where the tower is located, what type tower it is (guyed, self-supporting, etc.) & what’s on it. 25-30 isn’t much of a tower & the travel costs alone will likely be much more than you’d want to spend ($35/hour from Charlotte & back). In-air labor is $75/hour; on-ground labor is $50/hour. If this is three sections of 25G (the closest thing we have to “universal” tower, then it’s likely two hours of labor for two men. Use k4za at juno dot com for further correspondence, please!

  6. K4ZA says:

    Henry: I see that’s a multi-band vertical (40 – 6M) & I honestly have no experience with it. But, since it doesn’t work on 40M, then it is quite logical to assume the trap/coil (whatever causes it to resonate on 40M) is not working or no longer “in circuit,” if you will. Meaning that if you have an antenna analyzer, you will likely find it’s resonate somewhere above 40M–proving the last few inches/feet of the tubing is somehow not connected.

  7. Joe Mann says:

    Hello,

    I want to change out my home tv antenna and would like to buy 20 feet of 25g rohn tower. Do you sell used tower sections?

    We live near Statesville, NC so I could pick this up.

    Thank’s

    Joe

  8. K4ZA says:

    Typically straight sticks are $50 each, tops are a bit more at
    $65. Base burial sections are $35 each. I have 300 ft of 25G out in Gaston County. Email works best for contacts;
    k4za@juno.com
    or work cell 704 408 7948

    Don

  9. Donnie Crissman says:

    Do you do work in Ky.? Or know anyone who can help me get a us tower 72 crank up foundation installed? How much is this going to run? Thanks for your time Donnie KV4UL

  10. K4ZA says:

    Donnie:
    Please us k4za@juno.com for faster email service. I really don’t “monitor” the blog page that often.
    I will work anywhere for a dollar, hi hi…I can likely help you, but providing a meaningful estimate is
    almost impossible without a site survey. There are simply way too many variables and/or unanswered questions, etc.
    73 Don K4ZA
    704 408 7948 work cell

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