A 60' hunk of 25G requires one set of guys at the 30' level for this
exercise. Put competent people on each guy which can be rope at this point.
Raise it vertical right on to the base plate. Now use 3 healthy people to
lift and walk onto the mounting tubes.
Typical Field Day install. It can be done with less people after a bit of
After K1DG lost his 100' tower to a storm some years ago, K1AR and I
installed a new one (with gin pole), with guys, rotator and beam in about 4
hours. Doug was on the ground hauling on the rope, attaching guys to the
anchors when he wasnt cooking dinner and keeping the beer cold. Things can
go real fast when a contest is almost ready to start or that new country is
Serve the beer AFTER the job is done.
----- Original Message -----
From: "merlin-7" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 9:48 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] raiseing a 60' rhon 25
> I was thinking about pulling up a 60' 25g tower assembled.
> I would have the guys attached to the tower (no antennas) but here's the
> catch. I do not want a hinged base. That would mean building a hinged jig
> at the base that would line up the tower legs to the section that is
> buried in concrete then lower the tower down to line up the bolt holes.
> I can figure out how to support the tower during the process using the guy
> wires and a couple of temporary lines to avoid any harmful flexing of the
> tower. However I can not come up with any good way to build the temporary
> jig to line up the base section with the rest of the tower, That's not
> quite true. I can build a jig that would line them up but then I cant
> think of a good way to build one that could lower the sections together
> that would not be so complex that I would be better off building the whole
> thing with a gin pole.
> PS. one funny note:
> My current home is up for sale and I had to take my tower down. There is
> the base with 3 pipes sticking out of it, a 4th pipe in the middle of them
> (that would be for the rotor mast) and 4 yards of concrete under them. I
> could not bring myself to cut the pipes off flush after all that work
> building it. So now there is a round patio table over them and an umbrella
> that goes thru the center of the table into the rotor mast pipe.
> I thought you all may get a laugh out of that....
> Now I have to cut off my guy anchors just below ground level (sigh)
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