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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ROOF MOUNT TOWERS
From: Eric Rosenberg <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 00:00:10 -0500
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I live in the city (Washington, DC) and have a 6 footer on my roof supporting a Force 12 C3-SS quite easily. I can email you pictures, if you like.

It isn't guyed, and was relatively easy to put up (although my roof is steep and the the wx here is windy/cool or stifling hot!). Been up for almost 10 years.

Foot-by-foot roof towers aren't cheap, but considering that I can't put up a tower, it's a great solution.

There used to be lots of variations in roof towers -- although today you have but two choices here in the USA (Glen Martin Engineering and IIX).
Mine is Japanese -- made by Alinco. I've had/used Create Design (Japanese) for work projects, and have another Japanese one in my garage. All are 9 foot or smaller "quadpods" that don't need guying. The one I have in the garage is amost 12 ft tall and looks like a quadpod with a tower section mounted on top. It needs to be guyed, but then again, it's very beefy.

Email me if you have any questions or pictures.

73, Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC

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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 17:44:12 EST
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In a message dated 1/22/04 1:53:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> Can any body tell me anything about roof mounted towers?? Iam think of
> getting me one Iam going to put a beam on it and would like to know more
> informaton how good are they.

They're a pretty nifty and relatively inexpensive way to get some beams up.

> Do they require any guying??

They're freestanding.

> and with the beam mounted over the roof would that affect it any

A bunch of beam performance is related to height. A roof mounted antenna
at 30 feet won't be as good as the same beam up 70 feet. Or a hundred feet.
OTOH you can work a lot of stuff and have a lot of fun with a modest
installation like this.

Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for commercial and amateur

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 09:59:05 -0800
From: "Dave Hough, W7GK" <>
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ROOF MOUNT TOWERS
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Used 30' of Universal aluminum tower sections on the roof of my Las =
Vegas house and had a Cushcraft X7 on it.

Worked great. Built a saddle out of 4"x 6" planks to set on the roof =
peak then braced the roof to distribute the load onto the interior =
framing. On top of the saddle put a Universal flatroof mount and guyed =
the tower. That set up was hit by high winds and many dust devils and =
never flinched.=20

Dave, W7GK
Elko, NV


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