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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Without Benefit of Concrete
From: (lrrichoz)
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 19:56:47 -0400
N3GPU wrote:
> Sizeable towers with no concrete base must be a lot more common than I
> thought.  I've gotten several direct responses on this. Since they didn't
> go to the reflector I'll only quote anonymous snippets...
> **********
> Mine has been standing for 20 years and suffered ZERO tower damage when a
> small tornado knocked over 30-some trees in my woods...
> **********
> Guilty...7 towers ranging from 40 to 140 ft with no concrete...
> **********
> here is sitting on a roof mount plate on top of the ground...guyed
> with 3 screw anchors...5 element tribander on it...
> **********
> Seems like a pretty "normal" tower installation around ______ County...have
> been involved in dismantling two such setups here!
> **********
> A supposedly "professional" tower/antenna installer recently took down a
> friend's tower and re-installed it at a new QTH.  40'
>, no has a 2M vertical,
> tri-bander, 440 beam and inverted V on and his helper put that
> mass of antennas on it. Bracket at about 17' with about 21-23' still in the
> air...Scary isn't it?
> It sure is!  73 - Paul N3GPU
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Well this is just great! I just had 4 yards of concrete dumped in a
grave size hole that took me 8 hours to hand dig. Now you guys come
along and tell me people have been doing without all this work for
years! This is the second time I have done this in twenty years and
it don't seem to be getting any easier. Now I'll have to hope for
high winds just to 'test' the thing.  HI HI...
73,  lon   W9XU

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