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From: dmess@TC3NET.COM (K8NKE)
Date: Mon Feb 24 17:07:04 2003
if you can find the July 1989 ham radio on page 38 they had an article 
Design data for pipe masts which may be helpful.
73 k8nke

At 02:24 PM 2/24/03 -0500, you wrote:

>I believe what you are describing is not only practicable, it has been done
>many times before.  QST, years ago (at least 25years) had a how-to-do article
>on this type of tower which incorporated used oil field pipe.  It also had a
>tilt-over feature which made it very easy to install the antenna at the top.
>A base pipe about 20 or 25 feet long was buried in concrete to about 6 or 7
>feet and the tower was attached at the top at its balance point.  A winch was
>installed on the base pipe where the bottom of the tower contacted the base.
>With the tower balanced, the weight of the beam allowed it to swing over and
>it could then be pulled vertical with the winch.
>The one I saw moved slightly in the wind which is to be expected.  The main
>objection to this type of tower probably is the mounting of the rotator if
>you put a yagi on top.
>  I would like to build this type of tower just to raise and lower wire
>antennas for 160 and 80 meters.  I think I could go to 100 feet since only
>wires would be used, not a yagi or other attachment with a higher windload.
>I did a search on the web using Google last night looking for the OD and ID
>of aluminum irrigation pipe but found nothing helpful.  If you run across any
>articles or design data, please let me know.  Good luck es 73.
>Jan Rehler, W5KNZ, Corpus Christi, Texas
>See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless 
>Weather Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with 
>any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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