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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45/55/65 vs. AB-105 or Stainless 25?

To: "Rob Frohne" <>, "towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45/55/65 vs. AB-105 or Stainless 25?
From: "Artmouton" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:38:09 -0600
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Rob - I just went up with 60' of Rohn 55G.  I still have a 68' Rohn 25G with 
foldover, but just think that it is too small especially considering we are 
30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.  The 55g (with the base section as per 
their recommendation) is hell for stout compared to the 25G.  A very 
noticeable difference based on the size and strength.
I can send photos of the base and tower if you like.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Frohne" <>
To: "towertalk" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:54 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45/55/65 vs. AB-105 or Stainless 25?

> Greetings,
> I am planning a 100 foot tower for about 20 square feet of antennas, and
> possibly more later if the tower is strong enough.  I'm trying to decide
> if I prefer Rohn 45, 55, 65, AB-105 or Stainless tower.  Most of my
> experience has been on Rohn 25 tower.  One of the towers I haven't yet
> looked at is supposed to be Rohn 45, but 20 foot sections.  (I haven't
> yet laid my eyes on the tower, so I have some suspicion that it may not
> be Rohn 45.)  I have also located some towers that were at a big VOA
> transmitter site in the midwest that are made by Stainless and are 24"
> on a side, and seem very beefy, but I don't have any engineering data.
> They are in 25 foot sections and each weighs around 450 lbs. so I would
> need a crane to erect the that tower, and it doesn't have the rotor
> plate and other hardware particular to most amateur installations so
> that would have to be fabricated.  The AB-105 tower has been in amateur
> use for years, comes in 5' or 10' sections, and all the necessary
> hardware is there including mounting plates for my prop pitch.  It is
> the older AB-105, and I would have to drive about three hours to get
> it.
> How comfortable are each of these towers to work on?  Which is your
> favorite and why?
> 73,
> Rob, KL7NA
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