Sounds as if your priorities are in good order...
on 4/6/10 11:01 PM, Roger (K8RI) at K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net wrote:
> I'd have to take this (
> http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/Tower29.htm ) through 3 sets of
> guys. It's 30 feet from the top of the tower to the top antennas which
> have now been up just shy of 9 years. The only problems have been the
> LMR-400 UltraFlex pigtail jackets which have split and are now
> BTW IIRC each guy anchor weights just shy of 20,000 #
> I'll be 70 in just 2 more months. I was up there yesterday. My only
> problem climbing is getting back in shape along with arthritis, but the
> climbing is good for me. Hurts like the devil though.
> Were I going to put up another tower (If I wind the lottery or buy the
> right stock) I'd put up a heavy duty crank up, similar to that monster
> that's been at Dayton the last two years, but 100-120 feet would be
> plenty as long as it'd hold the antennas. Course if I won the lottery
> I'd probably move and need two of those big monsters along with some
> smaller ones....and a couple of new amps and rigs.
> Roger (K8RI)
> WB4UNA@aol.com wrote:
>> I have been running Hazers for 20 years. Both are on 25 g towers. My hf
>> tower was running a th7dx,a a3ws, a 40 meter dipole, and all were on the h3.
>> the rotor is a tail twister....I have had no problems with the hazer at
>> this load. the vhf tower is loaded also with a 617b2, 17b2, a 222 boomer and
>> a klm 432 boomer.. all on this tower with a twx2.
>> I am and do not work for the company but I will never stick a tower up
>> unless I use a Hazer..
>> as far as the guys I use a trail system that takes the guys up when I
>> crank the Hazer up and they come down when I crank it down ...easy as pie..
>> Carlus M. Chavis
>> WB4UNA since 1970
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