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[TowerTalk] Without Benefit of Concrete

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Without Benefit of Concrete
From: (Robert Hummel)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 09:48:34 -0400
>I wonder how many other 50-foot towers are holding up antennas without
>benefit of concrete?

At least two up here.

I have nearly the same situation you describe. 50' of 25G bracketed to the
house. Base is 4 ft in the ground, buried in 1.5-inch crushed stone. No
guys installed -- none needed. No concrete -- no compression, none needed.
Think you're gonna knock that tower over? Ha! 80 mph winds couldn't either.

I copied the idea from WA1NHP who has the exact same setup for a dozen
years. I'd climb either one without hesitation. And, when I decide it has
to come down, it leaves no trace.

Robert L. Hummel (WS1A)

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