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Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower

To: "Wayne Willenberg" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 15:24:12 -0400
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When I built my Rohn 45 tower I figured about $800 - $100 a set of guys if 
you figure in the tower attachment brackets, turnbuckles etc etc and maybe 
more as they get longer.

Don't forget the maintenance and tension checking  involved.

Have you looked at Rohn 45 or 55?

If it was me I would go with the Rohn 65. It is a lot nicer to climb than 
the narrow Rohn 25 and I would avoid all those extra guy wires and all the 
hassle involved with them.

Mark N1UK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Willenberg" <>
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Sent: Sunday, 06 May, 2012 2:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower

>I really need some input on the design of my first tower.
> As I have previously mentioned on this Reflector, I want to put up a 100 
> ft
> guyed tower on my 5 acre lot that will support 20 sq ft of antenna,
> rotator, etc.  To get a building permit, the tower has to be designed to
> meet the requirements of TIA/EIA-222 for a maximum wind gust of 130MPH.
> I have now located a PE who is licensed in my home state and has
> substantial experience in the design of ham towers.  I have also located a
> professional installer who will supervise and participate in the entire
> installation (in other words, I will not be doing any of the work).
> Here is the dilemma the designer has presented to me.  (The following are
> not real examples, but are just used to illustrate the point.)  I could 
> use
> Rohn 25 with 18 total guys or I could use Rohn 65 with 9 guys.  In the
> first case, the tower sections would cost less than in the second case, 
> but
> there would be more labor in installing 19 guys (and the guys would cost
> more) than 9 guys. Also, the amount of concrete in the base and the guy
> anchors would be different.
> There must be a way to determine the most cost-effective selection of type
> of tower and number of guys.
> Can someone help me?
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