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Subject: [TowerTalk] Base for tower
From: WØQFC <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:52:47 -0400
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I need the collective opinion of the group on what would be the best and 
easiest way to mount my tower.
The tower is either a model RBS-50 or a RBX-50 made by EZ-WAY. (Both models 
are similar according to the catalog sheet).
The mounting post I have is for surface mount and not the so called "Wonder 
Post" that is put into the ground.
The work involved with pouring the required concrete base of 2-1/2 yards 
would be very difficult for my location. The tower will go in the back yard, 
which is about 150' from the street and approximately 20' higher in 
elevation (Too much work to 'barrow' the stuff up the hill).
So, now the question is would it be adequate to use the Wonder Post type of 
mounting; I can make my existing post into a WP by using a 4" dia. steel 
pipe inserted into my existing post, with the appropriate fins welded on the 
The biggest concern that I have is the soil (Really just sand) that we have 
here in Florida.
A few years ago, I had a similar type tower that was about 35' extended that 
used the WP and it was up with a TA-33JR for 3 years with no problems.
The 'new' tower will have a 6 and a 2 meter beam and one end of a long wire.
So, what say all the tower guys?
BTW, I have the complete spec sheets on the tower is someone wants to look 
at them.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Best 73 to all.....
Spring Hill, Florida


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