I just took down 100 feet of Rohn 45. I been using Rohn 25 for years and the
difference is night and day.
Dont know abut the Universal tower. But Rohn 45 is great, Ill never have 25
again. I took the top guys off and it left 40 feet under me with no
guywires and I felt OK. Rohn 45 @ 70 mph only require 2 sets of guy wires.
I will be using 3 sets because I have them, The top guy wires will be
----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy-ca" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dick, W1KSZ" <email@example.com>; "TowerTalk"
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Consult
> Hey Dick, I beat you to retirement!
> Ive been up a free standing Universal tower ONCE and I'll never do it
> As you know Ive been climbing since I was a teenager and as high as 650'
> Ive never been as uncomfortable as that completely unstable Universal.
> 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
> easier working.
> 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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