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Subject: [TowerTalk] BX/HDBX type towers
From: (MarchandJohn)
Date: 3 Feb 1998 14:39:15 -0400
Hi all,

Just to add to David's comments, a good friend (now SK) W1PAN had an 
HDBX-48 up for many years, (around 20-25) which lasted thru hurricanes
and 2 TH-7DX tribanders (w/ 2mtr yagis stacked above).

Once per year we would just check all the hardware security, etc.
I now have that tower and there isn't a spec of rust anywhere.

However, climbing and working on that tower is really rough on the feet.

John K1RC
35 mi NW of Boston 
From: David L. Thompson on Tue, Feb 3, 1998 2:12 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] BX/HDBX type towers

Rohn bought Spalding (sometimes spelled Spaulding) about 25 years ago, but
only the BX/HDBX series has ever been sold to hams.

A number of hams use this type of tower.  One guy has a Gem Quad mounted on
his tower.  Another has a TA33 Senior.  One has a Th-6 on his 56 footer, but
he has it guyed twice and has home brew stress bars at the top.

Dave K4JRB 

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