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Re: [TowerTalk] raiseing a 60' rhon 25

To: "jeremy-ca" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] raiseing a 60' rhon 25
From: "merlin-7" <>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 19:44:42 -0400
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It looks like I may need  to meet some of the local ham's up there for some

 I could do it with a jin pole by myself, one section at a time but that
seems a waste of time and climbing 25 is no fun .
 I plan on adding a second tower of rhon 45 (when I get time)

 I have my current QTH up for sale so all my tower and antennas are down

 I have some land up in NC that I plan to move to and since all my rigs run
off of solar power it looks like I can get my shack up and running long
before my home will be ready, HI HI.

 One more question, how tall of a rhon 25 would you install this way?
 Is a 80 footer possible? That's what? about 400 lbs of tower?

 Or would you raise 60 feet and jin pole the rest?

 Before anyone asks, I plan on a 4 yard concrete base (square,cube) but the
top 4 inches in thickness will be a 8 foot by 8 foot slab with conduit
running thru it on one side for the coax runs to my shack.

 Thanks for any advise

> 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
> 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
> experience.
> 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
> 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
> on
> Carl
> KM1H
> !
> Serve the beer AFTER the job is done.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "merlin-7" <>
> To: <>
> 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
> > 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
> > wires and a couple of temporary lines to avoid any harmful flexing of
> > tower. However I can not come up with any good way to build the
> > 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
> > 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
> > (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
> > 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)
> >
> > Joe
> > KI4ILB
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