> 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.
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