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[Towertalk] Rohn 25

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Subject: [Towertalk] Rohn 25
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Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 00:41:50 -0600
NO  WAY  is it safe to free stand Rohn 25 to 50 ft.

INSANE  IDEA unless you have a death wish.

Tom  N4KG

On Sun, 01 Sep 2002  John Silberman <> writes:
> A good friend of several of the list subscribers had a Rohn 25, 50 
> feet,
> base plate on cement pad, wall bracket at 8 feet, and had a TH7DXX, 
> some
> HD rotor, cross tree with 2m and 440 ringos, and a 2m GP above the 
> TH7.
> It was guyed, but not properly, and at one level only. One guy 
> snapped
> when he was out of town and the whole mess stayed up but at an 
> angle.
> We sometimes get high winds here in Florida. Hi ;)  I went over and
> winched it back into place and put a temporary guy on it until he 
> got
> home.  He never replaced the guy. ( about 10 years) The tower was
> dismantled this year after being up for  20+ years.
> The moral of this story is: do it right and you can be sure not to 
> have
> problems. But Rohn makes a GREAT product that will take a lot of 
> abuse.
> If you go up 30 or 35 feet,  It won't matter.  I don't have the Rohn
> book here but I believe the 25 can go as high as 50 feet free 
> standing.
> Someone check that.
> Good luck.
> John
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