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Re: [TowerTalk] Wilson TT-45

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wilson TT-45
From: Bob Nielsen <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:23:18 -0700
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On Mar 30, 2007, at 12:41 AM, 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

The radio club at Hughes Aircraft in Canoga Park, CA (WD6EZI) had one  
of these towers with a TH6DXX from ~1979-1994. I don't recall the  
weight of the TH6DXX, but it was a bit lighter than the TH7DX, which  
weighs 75 lbs.  It was on top of a building and exposed to occasional  
high winds.  It seemed pretty stable with that load, but after  
several years the tower developed somewhat of a bow due to wind  
loading and would no longer retract.  The installation did not  
survive the 1994 earthquake (nor did the building on which it was  

Bob, N7XY


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