I have a 20 foot piece of 2.5" outside diameter thick wall aluminum pipe that
I plan to use as a gin pole. My tower is AB-105 and I have special brackets
already made for the AB-105 that can be tightened to the tower legs. I plan to
weld two prongs near the bottom of the gin pole so it will slide over the
horizontal legs on 25 and 45 G. Being fitted to easily accomodate 25 and 45 g
means I can help others with tower projects without having to hunt down some
one elses gin pole. .
I have had several recommendations as to what the length of the gin pole should
be. Those recommendations are between 11 and 14 feet.
some one told me that they like to hoist 2 sections of 25 G alread put
together on the ground and thats why they selected 14 feet. For my part, I
build my AB-105 a piece at a time climging higher as the pieces go together and
have never hoisted up a section that was put together on the ground. My use
for the gin pole would be for getting antennas above the tower.
There may be no exactly right answer but my thought now is to split the
difference between 11 and 14 feet. Is there any reason I should NOT do that??
Chet N4FX.............the ham previously known as N6ZO
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