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.

14 Responses to Hire K4ZA

  1. Fred Bennett says:

    Don, I want to hire you next spring (after I get my tax refund…..hi hi) to come and put up my tower, rotator and antennas. I’ve got a Rohn 55ft tower with a foldover at the 20ft level. I have 5 acres of ground in an area that requires no permit. I could go ahead and pay you a “come and looksee” fee if you want to take a look in advance. In the meantime, I’d like to start amassing the stuff to put on the tower with a bias towards stuff that will last a LOOOONG time without messing with it. In that regards, do you have any wisdom for me as per rotators/antennas to put up? I have a Yaesu G-800DXA and a hexbeam….but I’d like to put up something like a Mosley Pro67B, or a Hi Gain TH-11DX with a 2 meter vertical off the top and a couple stand offs at around the 45-50 foot level for dipoles for 160, 80, and 40 meters. In your experience, what brands/models of large beams/rotators are the most hassle free?
    Thanks Don….be seeing you….LORD willing!! 73…de…Fred N9TA

  2. K4ZA says:

    Fred

    Don’t often check the blog comments, because they are mostly ALL spam or other junk. Over 30,000 of them at this point. If you are still
    looking for tower work, please respond using my regular email account: k4za at juno dot com
    Or call work cell 7044087948 to discuss. vy 73 Don

  3. Barry Israel says:

    I’m a local ham in the Germantown Tn area. My working project is fairly simple – installation on chimney of already assembled ham radio antenna. Antenna is 15′ tall and weighs 6.5 pounds. Chimney mounts and mast pole already installed. If you can’t do it yourself, recommend someone else… Thanks, Barry

  4. K4ZA says:

    Don’t often check the blog comments as they are usually spam or jun mail.
    Check w/Benny Petersen WB4SQC for this work. He’s in Johnson City area.
    I’m booked through July…

  5. Ron says:

    Work in Southern Calif? I need a guyless 30 foot tower erected asap in a remote location with power run from 620 feet away . Please let me know yes or no.

  6. John Urbanski says:

    Hello, looking for installation for 2 & 6 meter antennae for
    Home in Watseka, I’ll. 60970. Do you know of any good
    people for the job…. I just moved here 6 months ago and can’t find anyone. I would do it myself but it’s kinda hard while
    Sitting in a wheelchair..?

  7. My parents were both amateur radio operators until their deaths – WB4DQQ and WD4IEG. I now am residing in their home trying to tie up Estate matters. They have a huge radio antenna tower anchored by three guide wires. A storm a few weeks ago popped two of the wires and I am terrified the next storm will bring the antenna/tower down on the house. Any recommendations? Who would be able to attach new guide wires or could take it down altogether? Thank you for your time.

  8. Michael Rose says:

    Hey John, My name is Michael and I’m very interested in getting a 50-60′ tower. I love in Madisonville, TN. I don’t have a specific time line but if you could please contact me that would be great.

  9. K4ZA says:

    Usually skip over the comments on this blog page. Please use k4za at juno dot com for “direct” communications. This is a pretty
    vague request, so let me know more specifically what you have in mind & we can proceed.

  10. K4ZA says:

    Susan: It would help tremendously if you could provide some pictures of this installation. Then we can
    proceed from there. Use k4za at juno dot com for direct communications or call my workcell: 7044087948.
    Best, Don K4ZA

  11. K4ZA says:

    John: Please use k4za at juno dot com for direct communications. This query is simply too vague to provide any
    sort of meaningful estimate. Do you have a tower or…?? 2/6 antennas, veritcals, beams, etc.?? Or call my
    workcell to discuss: 7044087948
    Don K4ZA

  12. K4ZA says:

    I work all over, but likely the travel here would far outweigh installation labor, etc. And would require
    two trips–one to install the base & a second (30 days later) once the concrete has cured. Don K4ZA

  13. I have entered my name and email address. Please advise.

  14. K4ZA says:

    Please email me some pictures of the tower or at least a description of what you have there. Include what’s up top, too,
    if at all possible. I left you voicemail.
    Don K4ZA k4za at juno dot com

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