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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 49' Tower

To: "Kelley Shaddrick" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 49' Tower
From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley <>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:14:22 -0500
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I weight 165 and I climbed one ONCE to help a friend of mine take his beams off 
it.  I found it horribly uncomfortable (no horizontal surfaces to stand on, and 
the cross braces cut into your boots and feet).  Reaching around the lower part 
of the tower to connect the restraining belt (whatever it's called) for my 
harness was impossible.  IMHO, "safe" climbing of an HDBX tower is an oxymoron, 
no matter what your weight.

Bud, W2RU

On Dec 11, 2011, at 10:01 PM, Kelley Shaddrick wrote:

> There have been lots of postings in the Rohn HDBX tower asking about 
> concrete requirements, windloads, and so on. I'm wondering, Does anyone have 
> any idea how large a person can climd one of these towers? Can a 300 pound 
> person climb one of these towers safely? A 250 pound person? Is there any 
> data on this?
> Thanks,
> Kelley - W0RK


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