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From: (John von Gonten)
Date: Mon Mar 3 20:21:20 2003
I am just thankful for all the opinions, and knowledge that has come
from this thread.
It has been quite helpful for me trying to decide what the best way to
raises a tower
Successfully here in my area.

Thanks one and all


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Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] screw-in guy anchors, was Could this happen to

When I originally posted the link to the unfortunate guy with the tower,
posted it as an item of general interest to anyone with a tower.  I was 
surprised to see how long the thread became.

I want to throw an addtional two cents worth in.  I have three 200 foot 
towers and most of you on the reflector have towers ranging from ten
feet to 
200 feet.  Aside from the aesthetics aspect, most non-hams do not want a

tower next to their property for safety reasons.  They are afraid that
tower will fall over on their home.

Think about it for a moment.  How many installations do you know about
your area that are less than safe?  Not your own of course, but surely 
someone in town has one.  Assuming you climb, would you be willing to
anyone's tower in your club or town...probably not.  I know I wouldn't.
have personally seen or heard hams supposedly knowledgeable about towers
some really unsafe designs such as the guy with the screw anchors on the
footer.  How many freestanding towers sitting in a yard of concrete, or
foot tower bases just stuck in the ground with no concrete do you know
 How many Rohn 25 installations are just house bracketed to the fascia
(a poor way to do it)?  The answer is Florida.

It is really amazing that there aren't more events like the one this
has been about.

Bill K4XS

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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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