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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25 and stacking questions

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25 and stacking questions
From: "Fred Hopengarten" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:32:03 -0500
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There is another approach.

K0XG will manufacture a "Star Guy Bracket" for your Rohn 25. This will
materially improve the resistance to torque of Rohn 25, and still save money
over a conversion to new Rohn 45/55 (you've said you already own the R25).
The star guying bracket is not on his web site, but that's because there's
not much call for it.

It will, however, increase your need for Phillystran.  Solution?  Instead of
Philly all the way to within 12 feet of ground, make it Philly to within 30
feet of ground and then transition to steel.

This may not be an optimum solution, but it is one not yet considered.

Fred Hopengarten, K1VR   

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Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25 and stacking questions

In a message dated 3/20/2007 9:18:42 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  I am working on getting my "phase 2" antenna projects  ready.In the 
> south
they say"fixing to get fixing"!I want to space my  Skyhawks about 40 feet
apart on Rohn 25.Rohn's specs say no more then 35  feet between guys.So I
would like to put up an 80 foot tower of Rohn 25.If  I guy it every 20
feet,20,40,60 and 80 feet that should work as long as I  put the guy points
far enough away so as to not run into the guys with the  bottom antenna.I
think I might also be a bit over Rohns windload allowance  but I only see
antenna loads at the top not spread over the tower.Any help  there?I will be
placing the tower where if it would fall it wouldn't fall  on anything
else.The reason I want to use Rohn 25 is because I have a  bunch of it,don't
want to buy 45.I will use a "swinging gate" for the  bottom antenna.Will use
a Comtek Stack-2 yagi matcher.Any thing I'm  missing? 

        Brown County is a 90 MPH  windspeed zone and 80' of 25G is rated at
9.5 square feet - the  Skyhawk is 8.5 sq.ft. each. Rohn guyed towers are
pretty forgiving and  I don't think your proposed installation will be fatal
but it is pushing the  capacity significantly. Be sure to keep your
homeowner's insurance paid  up.
Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for hams 

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