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.
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.
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