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Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX-48 Tilt Up

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX-48 Tilt Up
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:12:57 -0400 (EDT)
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In a message dated 10/10/2011 8:10:41 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Any hints on tilting up a Rohn HDBX-48?  I have a  Traffie Hex beam just
above the top ( another 12 pounds).  My  machinist next door neighbor said 
could do it with a Bobcat, but we  failed.  We kept it under control, no one
got hurt and there was no  damage to the tower or antenna.  There is no room
for a falling  derrick.  No real room for a crane.  The project is almost 
of  time for the year and pretty much out of money.

>  I suspect I  will have to wait for next year and build the tower 
one section  at a time.  
    Correcto mundo. There isn't a good BX ginpole out  there so you'll have 
to make one. Get a 12-15' piece of hefty aluminum. Put a  pulley on the top 
(your choice of mounting and the lightweight high impact  plastic pulley 
from Champion Radio Products will make it easier to deal with)  and lash the 
mast to the leg. Be sure you have a carabiner or something at the  bottom to 
keep the piece of aluminum from slipping down and you'll be good to  go. 
>  Which begs the question of how do lift the Hexbeam  without damage?

    It's light enough to be handled with one hand so  just pull it up and 
manhandle it to the mast.
Cheers & GL,
Steve     K7LXC
_www.championradio.com_ ( 


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