Hey Dick, I beat you to retirement!
Ive been up a free standing Universal tower ONCE and I'll never do it again.
As you know Ive been climbing since I was a teenager and as high as 650' but
Ive never been as uncomfortable as that completely unstable Universal. Yeah,
I hear its safe but it sure didnt feel it. Two people on one?
Rohn 45 can very safely have guys at 40' intervals so only 2 sets would be
required. My 180' is guyed at 4 places and the top 20' is in the clear for
Since you probably cleared Raytheon with enough to live fat and long have
you considered a crank up/foldover US Tower?
You cant take it with you so splurge!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick, W1KSZ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 1:03 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Consult
>I recently retired and am planning to re-locate to Tucson, AZ (from
> Lexington, MA). I am in the enviable position of rebuilding the shack
> and putting up a new antenna system.
> At present, I have narrowed the choice of towers to either 80' of
> Rohn 45 or an 80' Universal Aluminum Free-Standing tower.
> On top I am looking at a Tennadyne 8 or 10 el HF Log with a 6 Meter
> antenna above that (10' separation).
> The Rohn is the "classic" approach but the Universal is very inviting.
> First, no guys are required but it takes a lot more concrete in the base.
> Also, not sure how easy it would be for two guys to climb it to install
> the antennas.
> The Rohn, while adequate, has it's drawbacks. Namely three sets of Guys
> and three more concrete piers.
> I would appreciate comments on my "predicament" and suggestions are
> 73, Dick, W1KSZ
> 73, Dick, W1KSZ
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