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Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:04:23 -0700
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If the mast is on a steep roof, how are you going to extend it?

I have used the telescoping masts here, but they were usually close enough 
to the roof that I could extend the mast with the joints low enough to 
reach.  I think on a steep pitched roof, it would be kinda hard to work on. 
Might be better to use a roof mounted tripod or something.  73 and GL

> I'd like to have a telescoping TV mast installed on the roof of my 2-story 
> house. I'd like to use the 50-foot Rohn telescoping mast (they're actually 
> about 44 feet when installed). I've used them in years past to support a 
> TA-33 tribander beam and Ham-II Rotator, by using just the lower four of 
> five mast sections and guying with one set of guy wires at the base of the 
> rotator. It was up for several years, and rode out some pretty big wind 
> storms with no problems. I was definitely lucky, but it showed me that 
> these are pretty stout masts - especially if they're installed "properly", 
> with all of the intended guy wires. 


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