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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 09:08:26 -0800 (PST)
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> a light bulb, for instance, can be accomplished in less than
> a day, and even a day is optimistic unless you leave your 60'
> gin pole all hooked up ready to go, with winch anchors, etc.

I have various tiltover masts and I leave the gin poles in
place at all times for immediate service.  My 90 footer goes
down and back up in 15 minutes.  I agree this may
not work for every application.  And I do wait for a non
windy day.  Maybe the owners of the 300 footers have redundant
light bulbs so they can lower the tower at their convenience.
Not many hams in the 200+ league anyway.

> Picture multiple heliax cables coming off the bottom of the
> tower. Now picture lowering the tower routinely for service.

Maybe connectors at the bottom of the tower would help.

Rick N6RK


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