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From: (Steve Weisbrod)
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 97 10:18:00 -0600
Don'y be penny wise and pound foolish. Glen Martin makes really great   
stuff. Very high quality and strong. I have their 50' Hazer tower.  What   
I would be concerned with is how you mount it to your roof. If that is   
not done right you might lose the whole works. Be careful how high to try   
to put the mast. A 15ft mast might weight over 100lbs and the bending   
moment might be too much for your roof or tower?  What ever height you   
end up with your new beam will out perform your vertical.  My Force12   
EF320 consistantly gets 3 S units better on  transmit as well as receive   
over my R7000. Thats about 18db.

73 Steve W8GAZ

From:  Lee Buller
Sent:  Monday, June 23, 1997 9:46 AM
To:  steve; ''
Cc:  ''
Subject:  Re: [TowerTalk] Glen Martin Roof Towers

At 08:29 AM 6/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all...
>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 K7CK

Casey....  Their stuff seems very expensive to me.  I would look around   
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   
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   
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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