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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 49' Tower

To: "W2RU - Bud Hippisley" <>, "Kelley Shaddrick" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 49' Tower
From: "Gordon Beattie" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:20:35 -0500
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These towers need to be walked up or raised and maintained with a crane or a 
platform.  I had one to hold up dipoles and other light antennas.  They stink 
to climb too!

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-----Original message-----
From: W2RU - Bud Hippisley <>
To: Kelley Shaddrick <>
Sent: 2011 Dec, Mon, 12 03:14:34 GMT+00:00
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn HDBX 49' Tower

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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