I'm soon to have my 60th birthday and my tower climbing days are over. I have
a tilt-over Rohn 45 but am thinking about eliminating this hinge system and
buying some more sections and going straight up about 80-90 feet. I have also
considered chunking the whole thing and buying a crack-up tower, but that will
still leave me about 30 feet of climbing even when lowered.
Surely someone has thought up the idea of having some type of permanent A-frame
at the ground level, so the tower can be assembled and disassembled from the
bottom. That is, place a 10-foot section in the vertical position. Hoist it
vertically with a pulley and winch until the bottom is 10-feet off the ground
and bolt another section to its bottom. Just keep going to the full height.
Sort of like an oil well in the opposite direction. This would limit my
climbing height to about 10-15 feet.
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and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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