You might look at the photos on my web site http://www.k3lr.com
under the tab of 80 meter vertical project (two phased 4 squares).
I am using the HyGain Hytower as the building block for 8 verticals. They are
single band, full size (80 only) and use three Rohn BX sections (first 24 feet).
The overall length is much longer (stock Hytower is 51 feet total, mine are 75
feet). I extended the aluminum is several areas to make each vertical resonant
at 3.500 MHz (elements in a 4 square must be longer than normal). They have
survived 75 mph winds and lots of ice storms. They can be lowered and raised by
This modified HyTower vertical meets all of your construction and operational
David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> I am trying to decide what to use to build 4 new 80m verticals for a
> 4-square upgrade here. My criteria are:
> 1. full size 1/4 wave verticals, no top or base loading.
> 2. must be able to standup to new England winters at 2000' with ice and wind
> 3. must be new material, I don't want to go scrounging for used tower or
> 4. prefer only 1 guy level, but will do 2 if necessary.
> 5. prefer to stand up complete, but will climb to add top section(s) if
> necessary, crane or truck access will be very hard to this spot.
> 6. prefer something that can be delivered to here, truck delivery is not a
> problem, I don't want to have to haul long stuff myself.
> So, what might fit those criteria??
> David Robbins K1TTT
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