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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fold/Tilt over towers
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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:10:10 -0500
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Hi to all.  FWIW:

A month or so back there was a thread going on "tilt over" towers. It rattled 
some neurons in my brain and got the memory going.  As luck would have it, I 
was going thru some old magazines and what did I come across??? Why the very 
thing tied into those neurons. ie:  On the cover of CQ mag for April 1999 is a 
picture of the "tip over" tower of K3ANS, Bill.  Rather remarkable engineering. 
To bad there wasn't more info other than the picture description given for "On 
the Cover", if I may  quote:

" No, that's not a tragic disaster scene depicting the ultimate ham calamity. 
It's Bill Goodman, K3ANS, of Easton, PA, with his custom designed and built 
tip-over tower. The 105 ft Rohn 45 tower is mated at the base with 50 ft more 
of Rohn 45 to form an "L" which is hinged to the concrete base at the foot of 
the 105 ft tower. Those HUGE "angle braces" which join the two tower pieces 
into the "L". A winch at the far end of the 50 ft "leg" is used to tip the 
entire assembly, complete with its 5-el 20 meter and 3-el 40 meter Yagis. Three 
sets of guys in four directions keep the whole thing safely in the air." (The 
photo was taken by Larry Mulvehill, WB2ZPI)

I guess if you want it bad enough it CAN BE DONE!!!!  And this one is a thing 
of beauty. The picture probably doesn't do it justice.

Thanks for the BW.

73 es GDDX
K9WN  Jake

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