At 08:29 AM 6/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I am considering putting up a Glen Martin 17.5 foot roof tower on top of
>the house and would like your comments. The antenna will be Force 12
>(either a C3S or C4SXL). I would like to use a 15 foot mast to get the
>total height up to about 50 feet. At this time, I can't put up a tower
>so this seems to be the only set up that would work.
>Any thoughts? Martin says the tower does not have to be guyed but I'm
>not sure bolting it to the roof would hold the weight. I can't
>crossbrace the legs because I do not have access to the atic space.
Casey.... Their stuff seems very expensive to me. I would look around for
alternatives before paying that kind of money. Of course, I am a penny
pincher. Got that from my Elmer years ago that made do with a dixie-cup,
and thumb tack, and some zip cord. I wonder if there are other companies
out there making that kind of stuff.
I had an old WindCharger tower from the 30s when I was a kid. It was a four
legged tower made out of steel. I mounted it to the roof with my Dad's
assistance using some pretty heavy timbers in the roof anchored back to the
walls using medium cable and wire. Had a three element beam on it for
years...the old Thunderbird TH-3 out of Duncan, Ok....before they were
purchased by Hygain. Worked the world when I was 17 years old.
Good idea...but I am not willing to pay those kinds of dollars. Can you
find a weld shop to make you one?
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