Hi Steve and all,
The Rohn BX was also used as part of the Hy-Gain 18-HT HY-Tower 80-10
Worked great for that. I have to agree about your comments about climbing
one. Only had to one time and that was enough.
Also have read that people have taken a BX to be re-galvanized. Supposedly
the rivets used on them are aluminum and met when hitting the hot
galvanizing they met and the tower is now in kit form. I cannot confirm
that. Don't want to find out the hard way.
73 Larry WA9VRH
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Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rainbow Towers - really BX
> In a message dated 2/24/2010 12:01:22 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> I can appreciate someone wanting something that is
> self supporting, but I recall seeing in the old catalog from ROHN that
> were pictured with television antennas on them.
> Yep, they were designed to be TV antenna towers.
> Besides the aforementioned PITA to climb or work on (I refer to
> them as meat grinders - your feet take a real beating even with real live
> leather climbing boots), the X diagonals don't even meet which takes away
> of torsional resistance and the spaces between diagonals are a common
> failure point. Also, they are held together with aluminum rivets - not
> the best
> material for that.
> Another problem is that the twisting of the tower due to ham type
> tribander loads tends to crack the rotator shelves which are just sheet
> Be aware of their limitations and they'll work okay.
> Steve K7LXC
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