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[TowerTalk] Tri-ex tower query

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tri-ex tower query
From: (Dave Hachadorian)
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 10:19:37 +0000
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:54:37 -0400 "Kent Hager (KK1H)" <>
> Hello Tower Talk Users,
> I'm strongly considering the purchase of a used Tri-ex model MW50 
> crankup
> tower.  It comes w/rotor and TA33jr antenna for $400.00.  Plan on 
> using
> rotor but intend to utilize TH5 instead of TA33jr.  Havn't looked at 
> the
> tower but I'm told it's in excellent shape.
> Upon looking at this tower are there certain things I should be 
> aware of and
> check out?  Tower is on the ground and hasn't been in use for 
> sometime as
> person I'm dealing w/is selling for SK widow.
> What size hole is required in the ground for this tower?
> This is my first tower and any other considerations/thoughts from
> experienced HAMS is greatly appreciated. 

It's a pretty lightweight tower, weighing only 258 pounds.
It's meant to be guyed, or bracketed to a sturdy structure
at the top of the lowest section.
The windload rating is 8.6 sq. ft., but that's only at 50 mph.
The hole/concrete is 24Lx24Wx18D.
Half-inch bolts secure the hinged base to the concrete.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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