I need some opinions and experiences... I'm thinking of replacing my present 60
Rohn 25 with a 64 foot foldover Rohn 45 next spring. My VHF-UHF stack (single
for 50MHz thru 1296MHz) meets the windload specs and is slightly less than the
weight rating of 135 pounds (including rotator, mast etc.) at the apex. I'm
of this change mostly because I do not like to climb, maintanance and repair on
yagis at the top of my mast is very difficult since they are out of reach from
of the tower and some home renovation is to be done next spring and the timing
for base, guy anchor and trench digging while the equipment is on the property.
questions; how easy/difficult is it to un-tension and detach the top set of
to folding over - can it be a single person job? What type and how often does
maintanance need to be done on the winch, cable, foldover section etc. Are
reports of disasters/failures during the foldover process? How does the Rohn
concept compare with crank-ups?
Any info and experiences on the topic will be appreciated.
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