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1. [TowerTalk] Rohn SSV stuff (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:08:25 -0400
Hi All, I am looking for some used Rohn SSV, sections 8N and 3WN. Does anyone on list know where these can be found? Used and rusty is no problem, I live near a galvanizing plant that will do re-galv
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-06/msg00506.html (7,227 bytes)

2. [TowerTalk] Rohn Tower Identification (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:15:34 -0400
Steve, You may have already cross-referenced your measurements against the Rohn specs, but could it be one of the Rohn SSV series? If so, the base you roughly measured would be either a 8N, with a 8'
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-07/msg00563.html (8,180 bytes)

3. [TowerTalk] Rohn SSV info (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:13:51 -0400
Hi Allen, As Robert Morris has stated, there is a wide range of heights and load capabilities available using the SSV parts and sections. I have been collecting the bits and pieces to put up a 120 fo
/archives//html/Towertalk/2009-10/msg00493.html (8,707 bytes)

4. Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 85, Issue 18 (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:38:14 -0500
Hi all, Interesting discussion regarding climbing unguyed towers...I am too chicken to climb more than 10'-12' past a guy level on a tower type that is designed to be guyed. I have to admit that the
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-01/msg00115.html (7,786 bytes)

5. [TowerTalk] Gigavac Relays (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 09:52:10 -0500
Howdy and Merry Christmas all, I maybe restating common knowledge here, but I just discovered that Gigavac has a special program to sell HV/RF relays to hams directly at a really reasonable cost: _ht
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-12/msg00372.html (6,802 bytes)

6. [TowerTalk] Al wire (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:59:21 -0500
Hi All, and Happy New Year! We use miles of that exact stuff and the 9GA size here on our horse farm. It is very soft and stretches like the dickens, which is exactly why we use it: if a horse slides
/archives//html/Towertalk/2010-12/msg00432.html (8,075 bytes)

7. [TowerTalk] SSV Foundations (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:38:28 -0500
Looking at the Rohn base specs, I am quite surprised at the requirements, assuming I read it right. For a base, without piers, the specs call for a 14'-3" X 14'-3" X 4' concrete base ( 30.1 cubic yar
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-01/msg00246.html (11,345 bytes)

8. [TowerTalk] Memory (score: 1)
Author: "Howard Hoyt" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:23:32 -0400
Bud, you quipped: That is one of the funnyest, most relevant, and ultimately sobering piece of prose I have heard in a while, I laughed out loud until I thought about it for a few more seconds! As we
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-03/msg00240.html (7,769 bytes)

9. [TowerTalk] Connector Sealing (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:24:33 -0400
Hi all, I read: I have been reading the submissions on this subject with interest, but having been a broadcast engineer since the late 1970's, I can honestly say that the connector weatherproofing pr
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-10/msg00053.html (12,579 bytes)

10. [TowerTalk] Boom Lift (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:38:15 -0500
My $0.02 worth: If your job is at or less than 50 feet up, and you can afford to rent a boom lift, then it is by far the safest, easiest and fastest way to assemble, disassemble and work on a tower,
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-11/msg00224.html (8,014 bytes)

11. [TowerTalk] SSV How-To (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:13:54 -0500
Rick, Congrats; both on getting your license and for the awesome SSV tower install! I perused your site and that is an excellent install you did. I have SSV sections 8N>4N here, and will hopefully ge
/archives//html/Towertalk/2011-11/msg00407.html (7,263 bytes)

12. [TowerTalk] Yaesu G-800SDX Clamp needed (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:08:49 -0400
Hi all, Does anyone have a spare or used bottom mast clamp for the Yaesu G-800SDX rotator to sell? Also, the part number for the top mast clamp is GC-038; will it fit the bottom as well? The factory
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-08/msg00089.html (6,812 bytes)

13. [TowerTalk] Man-lifts (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:27:03 -0400
I just read: The time saved and pain avoidance vs climbing/tramming/hoisting and from retrieving forgotten tools or dropped nuts was huge for me and I felt much safer. and I second that! If you take
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-10/msg00226.html (8,424 bytes)

14. [TowerTalk] Experts (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:08:26 -0400
I think by our very presence here we are all amateurs. I have been a Broadcast Engineer for 30 years, and have my own set of experiences with installations utilizing larger and heavier steel and equi
/archives//html/Towertalk/2012-10/msg00308.html (7,218 bytes)

15. [TowerTalk] Gigavac Relays (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:28:50 -0400
Tonno, I have used the Gigavac G2 series in a remote transmitter transfer switch and they perform as advertised, never had a failure. I know that one passed a lightning hit at least once, because the
/archives//html/Towertalk/2013-04/msg00330.html (7,038 bytes)

16. Re: [TowerTalk] Foundations for Self-Supporting Towers (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:24:16 -0500
To the best of my understanding, for freestanding towers, you HAVE TO have "undisturbed soil" for the pour-- you can not dig a hole and form up for the base and backfill. Hi Randy, all, What techniqu
/archives//html/Towertalk/2013-12/msg00430.html (9,417 bytes)

17. [TowerTalk] K1TTT Book (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:09:04 -0500
Dave, Thank you so much for sharing this with the addition to a lot of fantastic info it is a fun read. I have tremendous respect for your achievements...and ability to view an ice-dam
/archives//html/Towertalk/2014-02/msg00262.html (7,765 bytes)

18. [TowerTalk] Oils (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:45:19 -0500
True synthetic oil is manufactured from polymeric precursors in processes similar to other polymers and plastics. Thanks to big corporate $$ lawyers, synthetic as applied to oil no longer means this.
/archives//html/Towertalk/2014-11/msg00161.html (7,233 bytes)

19. [TowerTalk] APP issues (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:38:52 -0500
Hi all, I too use APPs for 12V amateur equipment, however I do have reservations about them and some work-arounds: 1) Retention force: When assembled in a pair, the retention force is not high enough
/archives//html/Towertalk/2014-11/msg00275.html (9,577 bytes)

20. [TowerTalk] Beverage Antenna (score: 1)
Author: Howard Hoyt <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:33:12 -0500
I just competed in the CW CW 160 Contest last week with a new pair of KD9SV reversible beverages, and they worked very well. The S/N increase is remarkable compared to my 235' OCF transmit antenna I
/archives//html/Towertalk/2015-01/msg00537.html (9,572 bytes)

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