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[TowerTalk] Single Base for 45g and 25g?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Single Base for 45g and 25g?
From: (Jerry Keller)
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 14:21:05 -0500
Anyone know how much wind load 50 feet of guyed 45G will handle?

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From: Glenn Rattmann <>
To: Richard Thorne <>; <>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Single Base for 45g and 25g?

> At 07:57 AM 03/30/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> >Not sure if I'm going to go with 45g or 25g.
> >The concrete base and guy anchors will be designed for the largest tower
> >I plan on putting up.
> Richard,
> It sounds like you can afford the more expensive tower, 45G, because you
> don't say you can't.  If true, there is no reason in the world why you
> would want to put up 25G instead, given a fair choice.
> We never want "less" antennas as time passes; usually we like to expand,
> anything.  But even if you want just a tribander, the extra safety factor
> of the fat tower is worth it.  If you have been up both towers while
> someone in the shack turned the beam, you will know what I mean.
> Also, several large rotators won't fit 25G very well (or at all).  Again,
> it's smart to keep your options open.
> If your wife doesn't care which tower you choose... go for the bigger one.
> And put torque bars on it.
> Good luck!
> --Glenn K6NA

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