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Re: [TowerTalk] Wilson TT-45

To: Ed <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wilson TT-45
From: N6KI Dennis Vernacchia <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:47:50 -0700
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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 (what use to be Tri-Ex )
for their 40 foot tubular towers and compare your tube section diameter 
with theirs
and you may get a clue what your will handle.

73, Dennis n6KI

Ed wrote:
>   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 
> ke6qr                     
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