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Subject: [TowerTalk] Basic Tower Question
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Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 20:01:30 -0400
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    I don't have any experience with towers of any sort.  Recently, I've been 
doing some research to get familiar with tower installation issues and so on.  
I have a pretty basic tower-related question.

     I see small towers for TV antennas around my neighborhood that appear to 
be constructed with something roughly equivalent to Rohn 20 (or maybe even 
smaller).  Some of these towers approach 40-50 feet by my rough guess.  For 
small-frame towers like these, I'm wondering if they actually climbed these 
things to install the antennas or if they put the antennas and rotators on top 
and then tilted the thing upright for installation.  I ask this because some of 
these towers look small enough that I wouldn't want to climb them (although, to 
be fair, I'm not a brave climbing type anyway and am not sure I will ever be a 
brave climbing type even with redundant climbing harnesses).  I also ask 
because many of these towers I see around are not guyed like ham towers would 
be.  Most of them seem to be bracketed to the house, but that's all and that 
seems to make for an exciting climb on a small-frame tower, many of which are 
now in somewhat of a rusty state.

      Just curious...

Dave / K8JDC



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