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Subject: [TowerTalk] GME Roof Towers`
From: (Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604)
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 07:34:51 -0800 (PST)
I'm working on putting up the 17 1/2 foot unit on my roof.  I have it
assembled in the yard now, and have been pondering the way to get it
up.  I'll have to remove one pair of the lowest horizontal braces, per
GME suggestion, to put it centered astride the peak, but it would be
better to have it off center, and I'm contemplating extending one pair
of legs to do that.  

I'm planning on taking it apart into upper and lower sections,
mounting the lower section, and then using a 2x4 gin pole to raise the
upper section.  I'm also considering getting a lightweight extension
ladder and lashing it to the tower for climbing, to take most of the
actual weight for antenna installation because GME says "We do not
recommend climbing this tower", although the horizontal braces on the
"ladder" face are angle instead of tubing, and I've been up it on the
ground.  I suspect that this is lawyer language.

It does build up into a nice sturdy, lightweight unit, and I'm looking
forward to having it all in place.
73, doug

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   Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:38:18 -0600
   From: Lee Buller <>

   I am responding to the the thread of "25g Roof Tower"   K7LXC responded
   below.  I have seen the GME roof towers at Dayton and was quite impressed
   with them.  I would like to hear more from someone who owns one of these
   things as to how it is holding up.  Do you climb it to put on the beams?
   What are the "ins and outs" of the roof towers?
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   I am wondering what other people are doing in roof mount HF antennas.

   Lee Buller

   At 08:36 AM 3/19/99 EST, you wrote:
   >In a message dated 99-03-12 22:05:05 EST, writes:
   >> Wondering if 25g could be roof mounted effecively to support 
   >>  a C3/C4. How high would one dare to go. Also wondering how to guy it
   >>  all. This is a plan B approach just in case the town doesnt approve my
   >>  ground mtd tower. 
   >      First question, what state and county are you in?
   >     25G is mostly used in a guyed configuration. Will you be guying it? How
   >tall did you want to go?
   >      My preference for roof-mounting is a GME roof tower - they're 4-legged
   >and properly installed will do quite well. The C-3/4 isn't a real big load 
   >that would make things even easier. 
   >Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC
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