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[TowerTalk] How high should my Tower be for 10-20 Meters?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] How high should my Tower be for 10-20 Meters?
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 14:39:29 -0400

     I would second Joe Subich K4IK's recommendation against unguyed Rohn
tower at that height and recommending the Trylon self-supporting tower
series.  I'm in the process of putting up a 64-foot Trylon in my small back
yard.  Check out   and
for photo records of typical installations.  Also check out  for pricing info on the Trylons.   But you'll need to
know wind information about your location, which will help you decide which
model Trylon tower to buy (assuming you go that way.)  Champion Radio also
has a page on wind speed listed by US counties.

     Good luck and let us know how you decide to proceed.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

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From: Nathaniel Gates <>
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Date: Thursday, July 26, 2001 1:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] How high should my Tower be for 10-20 Meters?

>I am considering erecting a 30' tower of either
>American (Dill) or Rohn 25G.  First, is 30' tall
>enough?  I live in Trotwood, Ohio (not far from where
>the Dayton Hamvention is held) and have been given a
>mandate by my wife... "No Guy Wires"!  To my
>understanding, Rohn 25 does not need to be guyed if
>shorter than 40'.  That's my second question.  Did I
>understand the spec correctly.  Thanks in advance for
>your responses.
>Nathaniel Gates, N8RIT
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