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Re: [TowerTalk] Request for Advice - Rohn 25 vs TRI-EX HZN 471

To: "K8RI" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Request for Advice - Rohn 25 vs TRI-EX HZN 471
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:41:17 -0500
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If it was me I would wall bracket the tower to the solid building which 
would have pretty much the same effect as putting the tower on the roof but 
without al the weight of the tower on the roof. I would also go with Rohn 45 
which is stronger than the Rohn 25.

Mark N1UK

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From: "K8RI" <>
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Sent: Saturday, 18 February, 2012 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Request for Advice - Rohn 25 vs TRI-EX HZN 471

> On 2/18/2012 8:58 PM, Gary K9GS wrote:
>> Seems like an awful lot of trouble when you can just buy an extra
>> section or two of used Rohn 25.
> Remember he can't guy it.
> Another problem is standing up this much tower, let along it being
> unguyed, and having to service it.
> No way would I consider climbing that much free standing 25G. So it'd
> have to go up with the coax and antennas in place.
> In "the old days" we would have had a crane lift it in place and either
> ride the tower up or climb it while the crane still held onto it. Either
> way meant "riding the ball" down, or rigging a release we could pull
> from the ground which with only 60 to 80 feet is not much of a problem.
> You can use heavy I-Beam with bracing at the bottom welded in place.  I
> believe they come in 24' lengths like most structural steel.   One 12
> incher might cost as much or more than your 60 foot 25 G.
> Another question is what happens if the tower goes over in a storm?  Are
> there any zoning restrictions? How will you prevent people from climbing 
> it?
> Twas 30 plus years ago we had a problem at work that was one of those
> "how do we get some one up there and back down".  I suggested the crane.
> To say that was unacceptable would be a vast exaggeration.  Even the
> suggestion was considered unacceptable. <:-))
> I always thought "riding the ball" was fun.  Once in a while though
> you'd find a lot of grease on that sucker just to make things
> interesting.<:-))
> Amazing as many of us made "old age" as did.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
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