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[Towertalk] Crane or Gin Pole?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Crane or Gin Pole?
From: (Jon Zaimes AA1K)
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 08:59:51 -0400

You may wish to consider the type of tower. BX and HBX have no horizontal
cross-members, making them very difficult to climb compared to something
like Rohn 25. 

I have one BX tower, only because it came with the house for the TV
antenna, and I put a couple of ham antennas on it before I raised my other
towers. But in the process I tore my achilles tendon climbing the angled
braces, which set back my tower work many months. This is not a fun tower!

73/Jon AA1K

At 10:02 PM 9/27/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I am still trying to decide if I want the free tower that has been offered
>to me. If I do take it what is the best way to take down a 56-ft BX tower?
>I have contacted a ham that does tower work. He will charge me $150 if I
>help with the groundwork. He uses a gin pole. I forgot to ask if he had
>insurance, and I am skeptical about doing the groundwork.
>I also contacted the local sign company. They charge $90 an hour for their
>crane. They were supposed to have someone drive by and take a look and call
>me back, but I have not heard from them. If I do go with the crane what can
>I do to minimize the crane time?
>Jeff Burns
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