Tazewell (VA) County Forms Militia in Response to New Virginia Gun Laws

In response to the wave of proposed anti-gun legislation in Virginia, many of its cities and counties have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. One county, in particular, took it a step further at their December 3rd County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting.


2nd tower is up

Special thanks to WZ4C Bradley (without him, none of this is possible), for the help of raising the sections via the gin pole.

50ft of Rohn 25G. Diamond X300A at 55ft. 1/2 inch CommScope 50 ohm hardline. Also have a pulley fastened at the 50ft level for dipole end support.

I’m definitely NOT a repeater operator, however I want the means to access multiple machines if the need ever arises, and to work of C4FM direct on VHF/UHF.

The tower in the background is not leaning as it appears in the photo! Just the angle of the shot. That is my main tower. 120ft Rohn 25G.

Second tower

Installation of my second tower is making good progress. All sections have been wire brushed, inspected, and painted. All new grade 5 bolts, washers, and locking nuts on hand. The antenna I chose to go with is the proven Diamond X300 vhf/uhf vertical. Feedline is 1/2 inch CommScope 50 ohm hardline, with a short section of LMR400. Base of the antenna will be at 55ft, and should provide access to many repeaters throughout this area.