If you can't get under the roof, you shouldn't put up that tower, unless
you're prepared to guy it to something secure! Otherwise, it'll just tip
over as soon as the wind kicks up. And 15 feet of mast is too much
sticking out for that kind of setup.
I had a 15 foot Create tower up for several years, with several
different antennas, the last of which was a huge Mosley Pro-57B, but it
was guyed with Philystran to heavy bolts placed through rafters in the
roof, which I had easy access to. Never had a problem, always felt VERY
sturdy, climbed it a lot.
As far as height/performance is concerned, just put up as much antenna
as you can handle, as high as you're comfortable with. My setup back
then was only abt 40 feet high and I had a great time working the world,
and winning my section in many contests.
My KLM kt34-a at 55 feet often outperforms my kt34-XA at 90 feet. Don't
worry abt the height, just do what you can.
73 de Jeff K2KV
Casey Conway 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
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