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Subject: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials (K1TTT)
From: "William B. Stacy" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:24:38 -0600
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HyGain now has an 80-meter tubing vertical (2" o.d. on the bottom with
6-foot tubing sections) on their Web page, and they have an accompanying
bracket.  They specify two levels of guys but do not have guy brackets, but
one could fabricate them easily enough.  These are not cheap, but
considering the cost of materials and labor, it appears reasonable enough.

This might be what you are looking for.

Bill, N5TU

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Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:56:20 -0000
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials
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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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