Have a look at Sam, RN6BN's webpage http://www.73.ru/
There are pictures of his very tall tiltover towers that use the very same
technique described below.
At 10:32 2005-01-30 , you wrote:
>Just wondering if anyone else has seen the tiltover
>system which is used by several Frankford Radio Club
>members? Locally called the W3GM design, but Gerry Mathis
>may have cribbed it from someone else.
>What he did was 4 way guy his 100' 25g towers. Then, he
>attached 30' sections of 25g at the base, as permanently
>installed ginpoles. The key to this is the base fixture
>which ties the two towers together...and the foldover hinge
>can be a std. rohn, or can be incorporated into the fixture
>tieing the tower sections together.
>Side guys have to be the same length. Back-guys go to the
>ginpole tower, which in turn ties into a deadman/cable/winch
>The 'ginpole' tower goes up, as the big tower lays over.
>Gerry drove the lifting mechanism with a half inch electric
>drill. Took maybe 40 minutes, each way, to lay over a 100'
>stick for antenna work. He had 5 of these, as I recall,
>plus a few smaller 25g's for higher angle stuff.
>Some of the FRC guys have done the same thing with 45G, although
>the base unit which ties the towers together becomes a serious
>bit of material.
>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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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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