I was looking for information on the radioshack type tower
have at my QTH, i.e. wind load, etc. The closest thing that I can find on
the net is at the following url: http://www.smi-elec.com/towers/gold_nugg.htm .
I am sure that some hams must use this type of tower...I am currently using
mine in the following config: First 10' section ~2-3' in the ground and set in
concrete with an additional 2-10' sections, for a total current height of ~28'.
The tower is also braced on the house at ~ the 16' level. I am looking to
place a yaesu rotor, G800-SA, inside the tower on a home made rotor shelf, in
order to turn a small HF beam like an A3S or TH3-MK4, which I would also like
to mount on same.
What does anyone think? I used a similar setup in Calgary with the same tower,
only using 4-10' sections braced at ~20' and a radioshack rotor turing a
5element 6m cushcraft beam with no problems. I am just a little more concerned
with the greater winds here in Newfoundland. I woul dlike to add the 4th
section to bring my current tower height up to ~38' and if I had too, guy it
between the 3rd and 4th sections for more stabillity.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com 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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