[AMRadio] Tower Construction


David Knepper cra at floodcity.net
Sun Jun 13 20:34:31 EDT 2004


Thanks, Jim, for this information.

Dave, W3ST
Publisher of the Collins Journal
Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
www.collinsra.com
----- 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


> Dave:
>
> The G series towers weren't designed for self supporting installations.  I
> looked at the Rohn site and it does not mention that parameter.
> http://www.rohnnet.net/rohnnet2004/html2004/index.html
>
> If you need a self supporting installation, might I suggest an HBX or
HDBX.
> Rohn sold the H series towers to another company and I think this is it.
> http://www.trylon.com/home2.asp
>
> 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
for
> 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
to
> 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
> cement
> > 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
> > Publisher of the Collins Journal
> > Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
> > www.collinsra.com
> >
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