|To:||FireBrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"TowerTalk List" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Octahedron Towers|
|From:||Jim Lux <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:37:17 -0800|
At 06:58 PM 11/22/2004 -0600, FireBrick wrote:|
On 11/22/2004 6:54:38 PM, Julio Peralta (email@example.com) wrote:You beat me to it Julio.It's hard to imagine that someone would go through al the trouble to make their own tower sections when you can buy used Rohn 25 for $25-40 a section. Then you know what you have. Julio, W4HY
Maybe you want the thrill of building it yourself. Maybe you've got a pile of EMT sitting there waiting to be used (EMT is pretty darn cheap (a couple bucks a stick?))?
The basic scheme that's outlined uses 6 vertical struts tied to a triangular base and top. The key is going to be how you attach the conduit to the triangles.
One could easily design a freestanding tapered tower with this approach (think windmill).
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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