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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45 tower
From: "P. Marlow Miller" <>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 21:15:49 -0500
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        I'm writing to the list as I have no practical experience with any type 
towers.  I picked up 6 ten foot sections plus the top section of Rohn 45.
The use of this tower is for a small microwave antenna to reach a cell phone
tower about a mile away.  I live in a heavily wooded area and the only way
to get high speed internet is this microwave link.  I was told when I bought
these sections second hand that I could go up to 55 feet without guide
wires.  I am going to need to go up to 65-70 feet to clear the tree tops.  I
was told initially to dig a three foot deep hole, three feet in diameter and
drop one section in and fill it with concrete.  It's been pointed out to me
since then that up here in the great white north (Minnesota) that three feet
is not deep enough to get past the frost line.  I'm looking at going 5-6
feet deep.  This will leave me about 55 feet of tower and I'm looking at
putting a single stick for the rest of the distance to clear the tree tops.

        I plan to put the tower at the end of my house, which I would be able to
secure the tower about 20 ft up to the side of the house. If I tie it to the
side of the house would I still need to use guide wires?  Or would this be
enough to keep the tower secure?  Any help or suggestions would be

Paul Miller
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