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Re: [TowerTalk] Class 2 and Class 7 Poles

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Class 2 and Class 7 Poles
From: Alan AB2OS <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 19:34:53 -0400
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Everyone who responded has given me a lot to think about. I had not thought at all about the task of climbing the thing, and I can see that a coventional tower would be much simpler in that respect.

The tower I have in mind would be a free-standing AN wireless unit, which could be erected section by section using a gin pole. The only way to set up a utility pole (or to assemble the tower on the ground and pick it up) would be to get a crane with a jib long enough to reach over the roof of the house: there just isn't room to get around either end of the house without intruding into a neighbor's property.

I think I'll stick with the tower.

BTW, they used steel-and-concrete utility poles (called "Stobie poles") in Adelaide, South Australia when I lived there 40 yrs ago.

Alan AB2OS

On 05/17/04 06:50 pm Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 put fingers to keyboard and launched the following message into cyberspace:

My book also has information on building a power pole out of
reinforced concrete.

   Here in West Central Florida one has to worry about billions
   of voracious termites chewing down the post overnight!  ;-)

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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