Check out AN Wireless Towers at www.anwireless.com. Dan Simmonds is great
to work with.
That's where my search for a self supporting tower ended up. I needed to
get to 80 feet (to get above the trees) and still be able to carry some
antenna load. The result can be seen at
http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/gathorne/Tower/. Still don't have
much for antennas on it but that should change this summer.
Hope that helps.
73 - Glenn/KD0Q
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Sawtelle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 5:13 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Starting at square 1 - Looking at TX or HDX 38'
self-supporting tower + Steppir 3El Beam
> New guy on the block......
> Some Background: The last time a I had a tower was in the early 70's in
> Penna, where I had a 40' Rohn 25G(?) tower, attached to the side of my 2
> story house at the 20' point. Never poured a lick of concrete and it
> supported a TA-34 and 11 El 2M beam.
> Now it's almost 40 years later and I'm looking to put up a self-supporting
> tower (thinking 38' but may go for 55' TX or HDX series...other
> suggestions??). I still have both antennas (and both work!!), but I'm
> looking to upgrade to a Steppir 3El beam. Will still put up the trusty
> Cushcraft 11 El 2M beam as well. Also, I have a HAM-M rotor from the same
> "dark ages" (it works too, just fired it up last month), but I suspect it
> may not be suitable (need to dig up some specs on it). Will likely have an
> 80 meter antenna hanging off of it as well.
> Where this best place to get a primer and details on:
> Sizing the tower to handle the load (I have the info from Steppir's page
> All the "prep work" for the base forms, concrete type, "tips/tricks"
> All the "legal (permits, etc) stuff to raise the tower. (I'm in a
> subdivision and the good news is that there are a couple hams nearby with
> towers so I hope I can use "precedence" to allow another tower to go up.My
> lot is approx 60 x 120, so not a lot of space to work with
> All utilities are underground (made that a requirement when we moved to
> Austin in 1985)
> Pros/cons ($$s) of motorized raising option for the tower.
> Any other gotchas I need to be looking out for.......
> One the the deals with the XYL is that we build a work shed in the back
> yard as well. Thought I might get some advantages out of it and have all
> the concrete poured at one time for example
> In addition to the tower info, comments on the Steppir and other antennas
> welcome as well!!
> tnx es 73
> Bruce -W3NJ
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