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[TowerTalk] Base for Wilson MT-61/US Tower MA-550

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Base for Wilson MT-61/US Tower MA-550
From: (Jeff Klein)
Date: Tue May 20 17:46:32 2003
I had the MT 61 up for many years Mike. However, I never put in the top 
section (belive it has 3 sections of tubing) so mine only went up about 41 
ft and only needed one set of guys.  I've also had a US Tower MA-40 and 
now several bigger UST towers up at my QTH. All of my UST's have been 
crankup/tiltovers so they need big bases. Even the MA-40 needed a 3 X 3 X 
4 ft deep concrete base. But the Wilson was not a tiltover (at least the 
one I had) and it also needed guys. If it's similar to what your friend 
has the base was something like 2 X 2 X 2. Someone else will probably 
confirm but if you need me to I can go out and measure it tonite. While 
the tower's been down for several years the base is still there, hi! IIn 
addition to the guys, I had it bracketed to the house near the top of the 
lowest section.  To the best of my recollection , even though I nly used 
the bottom 2 sections I made the base the same size as the full tower 
needed. A 2 X 2 X 2 base is sure a lot easier than the 5 X 5 X 8 hole I 
needed for my new UST!  CU, Jeff K1TEO
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