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For about 25 years now I've had the idea of installing a 25 foot flagpole on my property.

The idea seems to come and go every couple of months. So now with with spring approaching the idea has arisen again.

Has anybody else done a flagpole on their property - and any comments on the experience?
 

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This springs to mind.

 

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Trying to install a hidden vertical antenna? :grin:
 

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Trying to install a hidden vertical antenna? :grin:
I always thought getting my amateur radio operator license would be neat, but the internet is so much easier to use.
 

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Well then start digging that all important Hole with your favorite Post Hole digger .. you will need to get about 1 foot deep for every 5 feet in Vertical length ...not quite certain of the exact formula but this does sound good ...check with your local codes for such lavish displays ....

Good Luck Diggen ....
 

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First three homes, got one of these.



With the kind of siding we have on this place, and figured out how to mount it. Both Menards and Fleet Farm sell a yard flag pole kit, but what tree should I cut down for space to mount it?

True Value store in town sends people all over to put a small flag on a wooden stick in everyone's yard for the 4th of July. We also live in a section of town that has ditches, and a culvert for our driveways. We like this, because the rest of the town has curbs and sidewalks, and the home owners are responsible both for their maintenance, more than an inch off a side walk creeping up, have to replace it, and a 50 buck fine if you don't keep it clear of snow within 24 hours.

We don't have sidewalks, but all those places that do, nobody uses them anyway except in downtown. But the problem is when the snowplow goes by with that blade angled, bangs into your culvert. sure made a mess of mine. So I purchased to of those yellow markers stakes you can pound into the ground. This didn't work either, because they were bent over.

But since I had a stock of those free small flags, I attached those to two new poles. So now our snowplow driver won't dare hit those. Neighbors saw this, so they all copied my idea.

When I cut my grass or use my snowthrower, have to stop, stand at attention, and salute my flags. But haven't hung them at half mast yet when someone important dies.

When my wife received her US citizenship, gave her a tiny printed flag made in China on a popsicle stick. I contacted my senators office and for only $30.00 got her a 5 by 8 foot flag that was hung over the congressional building that is made in the USA, no printing, the stripes are are sewn together and the stars are stitched on.

Ha, was going to buy one of those flag pole kits, but haven't figured out where to mount it yet. Flag is still in the box.
 

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I always thought getting my amateur radio operator license would be neat, but the internet is so much easier to use.
Oh man, that brings me back to the early 90s, when my best friend and I were huge into CB "base stations" and HAM radios. We studied morse code so we could pass that part of the test but never ended up taking it. We still loved listening and talking on our radios until 3am on the weekends. :wub:
 

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I always thought getting my amateur radio operator license would be neat, but the internet is so much easier to use.
that may be true but the HAM can offer so much the internet cant. the FAA might not like it but you can talk and track your pilot buddies, with the license you can legally own a radar detector in states that its not allowed.
 

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with the license you can legally own a radar detector in states that its not allowed.
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Hmm, now this, I did not know. Radar detectors are legal in TN even though most local police like to tell you it isn't and they're doing you a favor by not confiscating it, as long as they dont see you using it again... PSHH
 
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But since I had a stock of those free small flags, I attached those to two new poles. So now our snowplow driver won't dare hit those. Neighbors saw this, so they all copied my idea.
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This is an excellent idea.
 

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We were going to install one on our property, but when we thought of the wind blowing during the summer with the windows open and the rope/metal clanging against the pole all the time, we decided not to. I'm sure my neighbors liked my decision too.

Man that was a long run-on sentence lol.


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Ha, how did we go from flag poles to Ham's and CB radios, switched on my CB radio the other day, was completely dead on all channels. Was told I need to buy a marine radio for my boat with weather reports every 15 minutes, was also completely dead on all channels. Also have an aircraft transceiver, this is practically completely dead.

Never got interested in being an armature radio operator, just a lowly 1st class FCC license with radar endorsement, and of course, FAA certified. But from those I knew, divorce rate was high, ha, high without it.

Was the old guy in college, but at least I knew how to operate a scope, use a voltmeter, use a soldering iron, and knew the difference between a silver mica and a electrolytic capacitor. Those other kids didn't know anything, but thought they were gods because they slept through a differential equations course. I wasn't afraid to get my hands dirty.

Do have a post hole digger, and a wheelbarrow for mixing a couple of bags of concrete. And a level to make sure that pole is straight. But my front yard is loaded with white pines. I love my white pines.

Radar Detectors, flag poles? Have a nine band radar detector, don't use it anymore, just set the cruise control and obey the law. All these new vehicles have spy boxes in them anyway, so if involved in an accident, they know exactly what you are doing. Radar detectors don't work with spy cameras, can expect a traffic violation in the mail. Just throw in the towel and be a good little boy.
 

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I put up a 25 foot flag pole at my house 4 years ago. It is a telescoping type..You just drop it down and attach the flag and telescope it back up. No ropes or chains to clank all day. I paid 57 bucks for the pole and I really thought that it would be junk but it works great.
 
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