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[TowerTalk] FW: re Wooden poles

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Subject: [TowerTalk] FW: re Wooden poles
From: "Peter Voelpel" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 20:04:47 +0200
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What´s the weight of such monster, 150 tons?
Might be an awful job to get it up and down again after about 20 years


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of jeremy-ca
Sent: Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2007 19:37
To: Rob Atkinson;
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] re Wooden poles

Old poles make great supports for 4 squares using elevated radials. Attach a
2 x 6 crossarm as a ladder support and even construct a small equipment
platform for tuning.

The utility companies have to pay to get rid of shorties (ones that cant be
reused elsewhere) that have been removed for various reasons. With only
10-20' needed above ground these are easy to install without having to use
contract labor.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Atkinson" <>
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Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:55 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] re Wooden poles

>I have not read the CQ article but a couple of things about wood poles 
>give  me pause (I've considered them in the past) assuming you can get  
>one to  your QTH and get a crew with a big auger to drill a hole and upend
> Firstly, you are going to have to climb it eventually.   You can get 
> around
> having to use climbing boots and spurs by having rungs put in the pole 
>but  even with those, how high do you want to climb and how long do you
want to
> stand on this thing, straddling the pole?   You can have a bucket come in
> for you ($$$), but not for a 120 footer.
> Secondly, eventually you are going to have to deal with getting that pole
> out of there.   Let's face it, nothing lasts forever.   Personally, I'd
> prefer to take down a tower.
> By the way, someone wrote something about getting the job done for "a few
> cases of beer."   I hate to deliver bad news, but  _no one_  does
> _anything_  for a few of this or that anymore.   People loose jobs, get
> sued, or put in jail now for doing a favor on the side for a few of 
> this or that.  A lot of hams seem to think it's still the 1950s.
> 73,
> rob / k5uj
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