Why not hinge the tower say 10 feet up and then put a counterpoise on the
tower at the hinge point, then put into the ground next to the tower a 1
foot diameter pipe imbedded 6 feet down in the ground. Use this like as is
done in the EZ Tower . A friend of mine in Ft. Myers FL has done this for a
40 ft tower with a log periodic on top. He uses a boat trailer winch to
manually lower and raise the tower.
"In the Beginning there was Spark Gap"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Tower and HF antenna construction topics.'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:36 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tilt Up Tower
>I have an HDBX-48 that I hope to put up in a couple of months. The base is
> designed to allow for the tower to be tilted up. I am putting the tower
> near the house and do not have room for a falling derrick. Rohn is very
> vague about tilting the tower up/down.
> Anyone have some neat ideas or better yet pictures?
> Joe kk0sd
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