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[TowerTalk] mast weight

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Subject: [TowerTalk] mast weight
From: (AA1K jon zaimes)
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 02:21:54 -0400 (EDT)
When I took down 100 feet of Rohn 25 this past winter at a friend's QTH, I
opted to drop the 22-foot mast down into the tower and deal with it when all
but the last two sections were removed. There was a lot less wind at 20 feet
than at 100 feet (nearby trees topped out at about 60-70 feet). The wide
mouth of the tower section makes it easier to remove than the narrow neck of
the top section or thrust bearing would. And there are psychological
advantages in being closer to the ground for this maneuver. I've done it
both ways. BTW, I used a standard Rohn gin pole for the removal, with two
helpers below working the rope. 

73/Jon AA1K

73/JonI used At 04:35 PM 4/13/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>     The second method is to install the mast after you've put the first two
>>sections together and then pull it up inside the tower after the tower is
>What makes the second method any easier than the first? You still have to
>get the mast up high enough to get it into the tower, either way -- you're
>just closer to the ground when you do it the second way (though the
>difference between getting conked on the coconut with a mast from 20' or
>200' probably isn't worth mentioning!).
>And, you still have to haul the mast up to the top, regardless.
>Steve Zettel  KJ7CH
>Libby, MT USA
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