This thread has undoubtedly been covered sometime in the past, but now I am
the research to put up a tower and I am looking for ideas and suggestions.
tower was a self-supporting 30' unit erected in 1984 while stationed at the
Corps base in Georgia. I only had it up a couple of years before I was
so it has been a good while. I have been using a Force 12 40XK vertical
it has been a good antenna for my situation up to now. I am wrestling with
as to whether to spend twice as much for the 45G as the 25G, but that
be made soon.
My question today is whether to use a concrete pad base from Rohn or to use
the 5' short section that is embedded directly into the concrete pad? At
in time I do not plan on going higher than 40' with this tower since I have
back yard. It will start out as self-supporting, but may add guys before
The antenna will be either a small Force 12 yagi tribander, an Opti-beam
or a hex beam (probably in that order of preference).
If figure that once I make a decision about the base, I can move forward
ordering some of the parts to get this project going. 73s Roger Rippy W7RIP
P.S. Does anyone have any feedback about suppliers of Rohn tower equipment
such as 3 Star, Dx Engineering or others? Feel free to reply offline. TU
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