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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45-tilt over
From: Kathy Bookmiller <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:35:28 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi TTers,

I just purchased a Rohn 45 tower with the tilt-over section in it. Getting 6 
sections plus the tilt one and a tail twister and some type of tri-bander. It 
is up as a 50' now, with two more sections never put up. Couple of questions:

1. Does anyone have any copies of their engineering plans, diagrams, 
directions, etc. for the tilt-over part and assembly? This one's tilt-over 
section has what might be called a section of heavy steel channel that is 
connected to the crank, not like the one I saw in an old ad that looked more 
like a section of 25 as it 'lever'. Saw one like that on ebay recently-not sure 
which was the stronger method.
This one was put up as a 45' version as bottom section is a tower section set 
into the concrete, which I'll probably do similar with, with the remaining 6' 
that will be left after cutting it off. Then end up going to 65'
It currently has one set of heavy guys at the base of the tilt section-if I go 
full height, will I need to add another set of guys? (I assume so) I'll be 
putting my TH6dxx on it eventually.

2. The existing tri-bander-anyone know who made a 3 el with 3 separate driven 
elements, kind of in a fan configuration on maybe a 12' boom? The dir. & ref. 
are typical trapped elements? 

There is a tail twister rotator also. Person I'm buying it from is daughter of  
SK and there isn't any documentation left-she couldn't even tell me what her 
dad's call sign was:( 

Anyone with any thoughts on tilt-over style towers like this, I'd appreciate 
them as I only had fixed or crank-ups in the past, but with getting older, I 
just don't want to climb like I used to, so working closer to the ground will 
be a lot easier on the knees:)

Kathy, RN


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