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Subject: [Towertalk] Roof Top Tower Users?
From: MoweryJD@NSWC.NAVY.MIL (Mowery Joseph D DLVA)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 13:35:26 -0400
        Where are you located?  Have you bought your roof tower yet?  I have
a Comit CR-45 that I am going to be selling that is new in the box.


Joseph D. Mowery, 

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From: Javier Campos []
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 1:27 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Roof Top Tower Users?

I am on the verge of buying a roof top tower Glen Martin RT-936 or Create
CR-45/CR-30 for use on a peaked roof.

My particular "installation" that I am trying to nail down is one of the

Installation Plan #1:

Force 12 C4E 

Cushcraft D4 (forr 2nd station SO2R)

Tailtwister Rotor


Installation Plan #2 

M2 KT-36XA 

Cushcraft D4 (For 2nd station SO2R)

Tailtwister Rotor or Yaesu G800

Maximum Roof Height is at 25 feet, plus the tower height and 10-15' mast.
Overall height will be in the 40-45ft range.
The roof tower WILL BE GUYED AT ALL 4 LEGS (Kevlar rope etc) once it is all
up. (underneath, the rafters will be reinforced, 2x4, 2x6's etc..)

What I want to know is "how did people get the antennas up onto the mast,
roof top tower etc?"

Did you climb the roof top tower and "hoist" antennas up with some Pully/Gin
Pole system (more so for the beams, C4E or M2 KT36XA)

Some roof top tower vendors have suggested anchoring two legs onto the roof
then leaning it over on its side, installing everything and then raising it
all back up. That sounds like a lot of weight to try and get vertical on a
peaked roof, let alone when it all comes to a sudden stop on the roof once
the other two legs reach the final resting spot.
Any past experience, suggestions, comments or pictures of roof top tower
installations would be appreciated.

Thanks for responding.

Javier NM6E (ex-AH6MM/KJ6BK) 

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