|[AMRadio] Tower Construction|
cra at floodcity.net
Sun Jun 13 20:34:31 EDT 2004
Thanks, Jim, for this information.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Tower Construction
> The G series towers weren't designed for self supporting installations. I
> looked at the Rohn site and it does not mention that parameter.
> If you need a self supporting installation, might I suggest an HBX or
> Rohn sold the H series towers to another company and I think this is it.
> They are very sturdy and in all my years in commercial radio never saw one
> come down under design load conditions. At this next site is a bit of
> advertising showing the tower but it says Rohn still makes it.
> http://www.gsantenna.com/tower.htm ,
> which I know is not correct. If nothing else, call Rohn and they will
> direct you to the manufacturer. I see used HBX at hamfests all the time
> very reasonable prices, in fact one sold at Belton recently for about 100
> dollars. It was the 40 ft. version, but one can buy additional sections
> extend if needed. Most people do not know how good they are, therefore do
> not buy them.
> 73 Jim
> de W5JO
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Knepper" <cra at floodcity.net>
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> Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:47 PM
> Subject: [AMRadio] Tower Construction
> > I am contemplating placing a 10 foot section of Rohn 55G halfway in a
> > base.
> > Could someone suggest how many section could I add if the tower were
> > self-supporting.
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> > Thank you
> > Dave, W3ST
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