Scott, that's a nice antenna and I know you have to be anxious to use it. If
at all possible, I'd wait until you can get a tower up even 30ft would be
better then nothing. Towers anymore, unless they are really good, can be had
for free around here for taking them down. Do you have a "tower guy" around?
We do in this area and he is safe and has climbed for some commercial jobs.
I got lucky and he gave me a 40' tower for helping him take one down (ground
crew). I have 70' of Rohn 25 to put up, but between guying issues and
finances, it's in the garage for now. Good luck, but be sure to be careful.
A 2m beam and rotor you can stick on a mast by yourself, but I'd make sure
to find some experienced help with a KT34A.
73, Mike K9MI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Stembaugh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 02 45
Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34A and no tower
>I am picking up a KLM KT34A tomorrow, but I have no tower to mount it
> on yet. How risky is just mounting it and the rotor (hd-73) on a mast
> approximatley 27' in the air? The 20' mast will be mounted to the
> house at 3' and 18'. The antenna will be approx 6' above the rotor.
> Am I taking a bad risk or should I be OK for the short term? What is
> the minimum sized mast I should use below the rotor?
> The specs on the beam are 16' boom, 25' longest element, and 45lbs.
> Thanks and 73,
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