The tower you are referring to Bill K3ANS. was fashioned after the original
design of Gerry Mathis W3GM ( W3BES)
His contest station in Pennsburg PA. He had Four 100 foot lay over and two
shorter ones. A number of Frankford Radio Club members have these tower
configurations in place/ W3RJ, W3MM, K3ND, W2OX K3ANS and my self. I have two
100' lay over towers fashioned and installed with his guidance.
The notion according to Gerry was concocted akin to the way the military field
installed there communication towers in Civl Defense drills in WWII
73' Wayne W3EA
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com> Date: Mon, 15 Oct
> 2007 16:10:10 -0500> Subject: [TowerTalk] Fold/Tilt over towers> > 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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