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[Towertalk] Putting Up A Tower

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Subject: [Towertalk] Putting Up A Tower
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 09:12:03 EDT
In a message dated 9/16/02 10:40:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> I am putting up a 250 foot Rohn 55g tower soon and would like to know if 
> one has a manual that would inform me of the correct procedure for erecting 
> such a tower from start to finish.

    No, there isn't anything like that at this time. 

    This is a major project. Do you have the Rohn book? It has all the specs 
that you'll need to use - you can't do the installation correctly without it. 
They're available from  <A HREF="";></A>.

    Do you have your local windspeed rating and proposed antenna 
configuration/windloading? Those will determine some of the specs.

    Once the base and anchors are in, then you can either use a crane to lift 
the tower sections a group at a time or use a ginpole to lift one section at 
a time with the help of a groundcrew. You'll need a heavy-duty ginpole for 
this - the common Rohn one is for 25 and 45G not 55G. 

    There are rigging methods, guy wire techniques, and a myriad of other 
questions and answers so my best advice would be to start with the most basic 
(see above) and then tackle each question as you get to it. 

    Since the tower is over 200', you'll also need to light it which is 
another construction and expense item. 

Steve    K7LXC
Professional tower services for commercial and amateur 

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