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Re: [TowerTalk] HBX 56 section 6 7 and 8

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HBX 56 section 6 7 and 8
From: "Don Moman" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 16:17:02 -0000
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I wouldn't use the Rohn.  I'd be concerned about the twist and then it
folding over after the rivets have been sheared off from the twist.  You
can't have it tied down 100% of the time.  You have a big investment in
time and $ to build the antenna array. Get (or build - it's only 24
feet) a real tower structure with some metal in it.  I'd use some 40"
face broadcast tower for this kind of application if I was doing this -
and I do plan to, one day....

73 Don

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ed Stallman
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 3:59 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] HBX 56 section 6 7 and 8

 I have a rohn HBX 56 and I'm only going to use the bottom 3
sections...( 24 feet.)  Section 8 is 30 inches, section 6 is 24 inches.
I am wondering about what kind of wind load this will handle? I'm not to
concerned about
the tower folding over! my concern is if it will handle the twist?   The
antenna will be a 2m EME array, 16 each 10 element 17 foot boom,  36
foot wide and 38 foot tall .  The array will be tied down like an
airplane when
not in use.   What do you think?

Thanks Ed N5BLZ

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