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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT, engineering

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT, engineering
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:50:20 -0600
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Yes I remember Bill, PHO.  He probably gave me a few new countries.
A belated congratulations on a job well done in moving the tower.  It
sounds like it could have been a military manoeuvre.


Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT, engineering

This was 35 years ago, so I don't remember every detail,
but what I basically remember is that they put long
timbers under the rungs of the tower and had a bunch of
hams lifting on the ends of the timbers.  I was far
away from the base holding a guy rope, so I didn't see
the exact details of this, but it was your basic armstrong
method.  BTW, W7PHO was a top DX'er at the time who ran
a 20 meter DX net, and the club membership included many
other notables.

Rick N6RK

Doug Renwick wrote:
> Rick,
> Give me more details about how the tower was lifted and how it was
> carried to the new site.
> Doug
> 35 years ago I lived in Seattle and was a member of the Western
> Washington DX club.  It seemed everyone in the club used R25
> and many installations were over the top in terms of loading of
> the R25.  Seattle is a high wind area, yet I never heard of
> anyone having a tower come down.  I also participated in various
> questionable tower raising parties.  For example, W7PHO had a 90
> ft Rohn 25 tower with stacked Yagi's on top.  The club lifted
> this tower off the ground in one piece in the vertical position
> with all the antennas on top and then carried it 100 feet to a
> new location, where it was lowered onto the new base.  Each guy
> wire had a person on it to keep the tower from falling over.
> We all had to walk together.  Several spotters watched the
> vertical angle and yelled commands to the guy wire pullers.
> Compared to this, N6TV's adventure looks tame.
> Rick N6RK

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