In a message dated 97-05-24 20:13:07 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (William R
> I am looking to install a freestanding tower. I do know that I want to be
> in the 70 - 80" range and I do not care about climbing one.
You need a crank-up; they'll go up to 70 - 80 feet and you can work on
it when it's nested and locked down.
Your other choices are Rohn SSV/RTP (commercial grade tower but very
nice) and an aluminum tower (has its limitations). But you'd either have to
climb them or have someone do your tower work.
> The install will more than likely have a TH6DXX and a 40-2CD on it. I
> would be interested in having a second TH6 @ 50' (good/bad??) and a couple
> of wires for the low bands (slopers or inverted L's)
Your approximately 15 sq.ft. of antenna head load is easily handled by
some of the crank-ups on the market. BTW Albany County is only a 70 MPH wind
zone so no big deal wind-wise. Some guys even have the TIC RingRotator for
side-mounting on crank-ups so you could have another antenna lower on the
73, Steve K7LXCC
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