I have some specs on a Tristao 40 foot Tubular tower which is very similar
to what you have.
It is rated for 6 Sq. Ft antenna for 50 mph winds.
There is no spec for dead weight at top of tower but I have hams
put Yagis Like a 4 element A4 Cushcraft with 40 mtr add on kit
and the KLM KT-34A 4 el yagi
I would say that antennas 50 lb sand under would be fine under 50 mph.
Beams like a TH-6 or TH7 might weigh towards 75 lB and might be a
risk over 50 mph especially with ice loading
but I am sure other comments on this reflector may shed more light.
Tristao eventually became U.S. tower
Take a look at specs at U.S. Tower and or
http://www.tashtowers.com/info.html (what use to be Tri-Ex )
for their 40 foot tubular towers and compare your tube section diameter
and you may get a clue what your will handle.
73, Dennis n6KI
> This is ke6qr, Gary in Vallejo, Ca. I have had a Wilson TT-45 (40 foot
> tubular tower) for 27 years now. I recently ordered a Step IR tribander with
> 30/40 meter dipole kit. The antenna weighs 49 lbs. I need to find out what
> the Wilson Tower is rated for in weight. The Wilson company that made the
> Tower has been out of business for many years. Any help you can give me
> finding the weight capabilities would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Gary
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