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[TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower
From: (Dave Hough, W7GK)
Date: Fri May 16 12:31:42 2003
Have had your experience. What I learned was you're really better off standing 
the tower up without the antenna on it, then using a tram line to get it up 

Dave, W7GK 
Elko, NV

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From: "Alan Young" <>
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Sent: 15 May, 2003 17 32
Subject: [TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower

I am in need of some ideas on raising a tilt over base, 40 Universal tower.  It 
is aluminum, with a rotator, 20 lb 9 ft. mast and a Force 12 C3ss antenna that 
is about 30 lbs.  The tower can be walked up hand over hand by myself without 
the ant, mast, and rotator, but we tried with 4 large people and couldn't get 
it past about 30 degrees.  No more leverage at our height.  Is it possible and 
wise to attatch a line at the 30' level, route it above the peak of a roof and 
use a vehicle to pull it up?  Any thoughts or suggestioins would be most 
Alan Young

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