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Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower
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Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 21:45:44 -0000
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Guy wires can really get in the way if you want to rotate side mounted 
antennas.  A stronger tower with less guy wires is by far the better option. 
Rohn also makes a solid leg 45 tower which may be worth considering..

Subject:Re: [TowerTalk] Help With First Tower
From:Jim Lux <>
Date:Sun, 06 May 2012 12:29:35 -0700

On 5/6/12 11:58 AM, Wayne Willenberg wrote:
> 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.
short of actually calculating it out, not really..

However, fewer parts is better.  9 guys & 65 is a whole lot simpler.
(and easier to stand on for climbing, and easier to fit things like
rotators in).  If you're going up high enough to need 3 guy levels on
65, you're not just turning that TV antenna.

If you're dragging something up the tower, half the number of guys will
be good.  Your installer will like you more.


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