>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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