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Re: [TowerTalk] Design/Drawing for Crank up tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Design/Drawing for Crank up tower
From: Kevin Normoyle <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:21:17 -0700
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jimlux wrote:
> Isn't there some design, originally from Australia, for a 2 section 
> crankup out there?
I was thinking of the "One Man Tower" thing, not a crankup though. 
Apparently he has medical issues now though, no orders?

India has an interesting situation. Only 10,000 hams in year 2000. Maybe 
17,000 now? It can take a year to get a license?

I guess there are monsoons to deal with in Amit's area.
I was wondering why a crankup was needed. I suppose the houses are close 
together. Wouldn't a rooftop tower or mast be sufficient for that tribander?

EI7BA has a relatively simple tilt over home brew here, using box steel

Reading that, I would think make you realize that you want something 
simpler. A home brew project would take a lot of time.

Glen Martin does its rooftop towers to 26'

I was curious about what the current state of affairs might be in India 
around ham towers etc.
here's a video of VU2MUE on the rooftop VU2DLR guyed tower.
Funny, there's another VU2MUE vid where he's mobile q'ing with Amit, 

Probably the best advice is to talk to as many VU2's as possible to find 
out what others do. There's a number of communication  tower companies 
in India. Rather than homebrewing, talking to them for optimizing 
something they have for amateurs might be an interesting business 
proposition for them (since the ham population seems to be increasing).
Maybe a small freestanding tower, if no rooms for guys?

I'd be curious in hearing more about what the typical VU2 setup is like.


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