That's another reason I want to hire out a job like this to someone who does it
for a living. I know these steel telescoping masts are very sturdy even with a
much higher antenna load than I plan to have on it, so this should be good for
quite a while - just like the old TV antennas in years past. When they were
properly installed, they lasted years, even decades. I just want to hire a
professional to have it done properly and safely. But who?
>From: Tom Osborne <email@example.com>
>Sent: Apr 19, 2010 8:04 PM
>To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Telescoping TV Mast Installation questions
>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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