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Re: [TowerTalk] [Boatanchors] Base for tower

To: WØQFC <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Boatanchors] Base for tower
From: Jim Brannigan <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:51:20 -0400
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It would seem to me that these questions are better answered by a local 
engineer in consultation with the tower manufacturer.

>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
> bottom.
> 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.....
> Gene, WØQFC
> Spring Hill, Florida


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