ICE is carried on by Bob at www.morganmfg.us
He still makes and sells those bars and the whole line.
73 - Matt - W9SIG
On Sep 16, 2012 1:07 PM, "KD0Q-Glenn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Mat,
> I put up an HD-80 in 2008 and had some of the same questions you did.
> There are pictures on the AN Wireless site that can help some.
> I used ratchet straps to snug the base to the blocks. Didn't figure
> they'd cause any problems encased in concrete. I also clamped the top of
> the base to long 2x10s to keep it from turning. In all, every thing went
> well and nothing moved. http://s171.photobucket.com/**
> As for feedline, I just tape cables to a tower leg.
> ICE used to sell mounting bars on which you could mount either N or UHF
> connector grounding blocks. I mounted a bar across two legs top and bottom
> of the tower - had to drill a couple of small holes at each place for the
> mounting bar. Looking back, now I'd just mount an aluminum angle drilled
> for UHF bulkhead bulkhead adapters.
> Grounding is accomplished using a common ground lug under the first bolt
> of the base to first section connection. I got some Stainless steel shim
> material (0.030?) and made washers to fight the dissimilar metal issue.
> 73, Glenn/KD0Q
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mat Eshpeter" <email@example.com>
> To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:50 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
>> 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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