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Re: [TowerTalk] AN Wireless HD tower installation advice needed

To: "Mat Eshpeter" <>, "Towertalk" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] AN Wireless HD tower installation advice needed
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:47:14 -0400
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I think guying the tower section will keep it nice and stable. Pour the first yard of concrete in slowly to avoid disturbing the base. Attach several levels to the tower legs so that you can easily monitor the plumb of the tower during the pour.

Mark N1UK

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mat Eshpeter" <>
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Sent: Sunday, 16 September, 2012 8:50 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] AN Wireless HD tower installation advice needed

I will be ordering an HD60 from AN Wireless on Monday for my windy and lightning-prone ridge top WV location and have some questions regarding installation:

1. It looks like the preferred way to support the base prior to concrete is to rest the base on cinder blocks. Are there other tricks needed to keep the base level and immobile during the actual concrete pour? Perhaps I need to use rebar ties to fasten the tower base to the rebar cage? I am paranoid about having the base shift during the pour and creating a "leaning tower of Pisa" in my yard.

2. How did you run your feedline up the tower -- are there suitable clamps available? The profile of the legs looks makes me think some ingenuity will be needed.

3. Grounding coax at top of tower - Same tower leg profile challenge. I have only found products that are suitable for tubular shaped tower legs. So how do you securely bond the shield to the tower leg of an AN Wireless tower? Example:

4. Grounding base of tower to ground field - I have 2/0 solid copper that I need to connect to the tower legs at the base. Same tower leg profile challenge. The tower is galvanized so I need some sort of stainless steel plate to separate the galvanized tower from the copper; and I need to figure out how to make a solid connection of the ground wire to the tower legs. I have no idea how to make this connection.

Thanks for any advice.MatKK1C

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