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[Towertalk] Rohn 25G Questions

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Subject: [Towertalk] Rohn 25G Questions
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Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 10:47:01 -0600
Unfortunately, the fine thread hardware supplied with R25 towers 
has a nasty habit of rusting over time.  Coarse threaded galvanized
hardware should prevent this condition. (I know, it's not what the 
manufacturer recommends...neither is the soft Stainless Steel 
hardware that has been holding my 130 ft R35 tower together for 
several years).

A guy radius less than 80% will work fine for shorter towers.
Notice the 25' radius specified for the tiltover towers.

I recommend placing the TOP guy wire within 5 ft of the top of
the tower, right at the top if more than one antenna will be on 
the mast.

Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 21:41:40 -0500 "Wendell Wyly W5FL" <>
> Be sure to look in the legs of the tower for the bolts and nuts.
> They are special galvanized FINE THREAD hardware and come with the 
> tower.
> Several people found them after they had bought new hardware.  Use 
> the tower
> the way it was designed.  Do not crush the tower legs with the 
> bolts.  Put
> the tower together on the ground, mark the legs, take it apart, then 
> stack
> the tower.  Put the first section in concrete with the second 
> section
> already mounted on it.  Now only 4 or 5 more sections to go for 55 
> or 65
> feet.
> I am sure you can guy it within a 39 feet radius, but you should get 
> a PE to
> calculate the guying and guy anchors for you.  My 64 foot Rohn 45 
> Foldover
> is guyed on a 25 foot radius using 8 guys.  They are 1/4 EHS with 
> high
> strength turnbuckles.  If you need guy wire brackets, you probably 
> need a
> Rohn 45 tower.  Most of the Rohn literature simply shows guys 
> directly to a
> tower leg (see illustration in Rohn catalog).  I would not want a 60 
> foot
> tower guyed at the 45 foot level.  For 86.6 mph, they move the guys 
> up to
> the 30 and 60 foot level.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Jim Barnett
> Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 8:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Towertalk] Rohn 25G Questions
> I recently acquired a Rohn 25G Tower and I have a few questions for 
> the list
> members. BTW, It will be up approx. 60 ft. and I am in an 70mph 
> county.
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