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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn SSV Towers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn SSV Towers
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:02:08 -0400
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> Anyone familiar with Rohn SSV towers? I may have a chance to buy a 100 
> foot
> tower for $1000 at auction. Is it a good deal? Are they easily usable or
> modifiable for ham use? Will it support a 2 or 3 element 40 meter beam?

That depends on which SSV sections you're using.  The SSV was designed so 
that one could choose between wide and narrow sections where many different 
possibilities are possible to make a 100-foot tower -- depending on the 
loading requirements.  Wide sections start with section 16N and end with a 
very narrow 1W.  The full complement of sections creates a 320-foot tower.

While the price may seem attractive, do your homework and find out the cost 
of forming a concrete base foundation for the tower.   Rohn specified four 
types of base configurations:  1) Mat; 2) Drill & Bell; 3) Pier & Pad; and 
4) Drilled Pier.  Depending on the loading requirements, the cost of the 
base foundation may shock you.

If you decide to proceed with the deal, and you cannot obtain an electronic 
copy of Rohn's specifications, let me know I will scan the relevant SSV 

Paul, W9AC 


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