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Re: [TowerTalk] Alternative To Rohn Anti-Climb Sections

To: Jeffrey Okamitsu <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Alternative To Rohn Anti-Climb Sections
From: Barry <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 08:52:08 -0400
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Build your own!

I don't know if they're still in the book, but I got the design for mine 
from an ARRL Antenna Handbook about 20 years ago.  What you do is go to 
your local machine shop and have them cut 3 galvanized sheet metal 
panels 18 inches by 6 ft.  Then, you buy a piece of Aluminum angle 
"iron" at home depot.  Cut it into 4 pieces about 6 inches long, for 
each sheet.  Mount 2 pieces back to back, using screws, one near the top 
and one near the bottom, so they hang  from the rungs.  At the time I 
did it (1990), total cost was about $75.  You can see them, from a 
distance, on my tower in the pic on my page.  Feel free to email 
if you need more info.  I can take a closeup pic if you need it.

It's easy enough to lift the panel off, when YOU need to climb.

Speaking of pics, once you have them on your tower, take pics of them.  
You may need to show it some day, to prove your "attractive nuisance" 
wasn't easily climbable (is that a word?)
Barry W2UP

Jeffrey Okamitsu wrote:
> What are some (good) alternatives to the Rohn
> anti-climb sections for the 45G?  Obviously, they
> work...but:
> 1) They're really expensive...upwards of $650 for
> three sections.
> 2) They really don't appear to be designed for rapid
> access when a qualified person wants to climb the
> tower...that is, you have to get a ladder and unbolt
> at least one section from the tower.
> The cost is not really the issue for's the
> access part...I would buy the Rohn sections if they
> were designed to mount and un-mount easily.
> Anyone have any good alternatives?
> Thanks for reading.
> 73, Jeff W3KL
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