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[TowerTalk] Aluminum Self-Supporting Towers

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Aluminum Self-Supporting Towers
From: (Larry G Schimelpfenig)
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:23:58 EST

I had a 90 foot Universal rated at 8 sq feet as I recall some years back
while I was
still in ND. I had a 204BA on it. My first comment is that as soon as I
had 40 feet of it up I decided there was no way I'd climb it to 90 feet
without guys. It held up okay for one winter of ND winds with the 204BA,
but I think it was more luck than anything.
When I started traveling around with the Coast Guard I sold the bottom 30
feet and put a 2 element quad at 60 feet with it guyed. IMHO, a long
boomer is going to tear it up in short order.

73 de Larry K7SV (Who's been working on Rohn 45 and 55 very comfortably
at NJ4F in recent years!)

On Thu, 27 Nov 1997 06:58:22 -0500 (Dave Bowker)
>Does anyone have experience and/or advice to offer on use of aluminum
>self-supporting towers, such as the Universal Tower series, for 
>large arrays such as the Force 12's with 36' to 44' booms?
>Dave, K1FK
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