[TowerTalk] Concrete Base question.

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:57:02 EDT

In a message dated 99-07-15 00:45:26 EDT, clint@erinet.com writes:

> Moved to new QTH and would like to install my tower and antennas. Ok, is
>  there a rule of thumb for the minimum base size?

    You answered your own question below - "follow the manufacturer's specs".

>  Setup something like this:   30 feet of the old tv type tower, A3S, 4ele
>  2m beam, and dual band vertical on top.
>  With mast and rotor maybe 8sq feet of wind load. Will have bracket to
>  house at 8 feet above the ground. The local officials don't have specs,
>  just suggested me to follow the manufacturers specs.

       If it's a Rohn tower, get the Rohn book and follow their 
recommendations. Since it sounds like you've got a non-Rohn tower, you can 
still make some inferences from a similar tower to yours. 

       Miami County is only a 70 MPH windspeed zone so you don't have much to 
worry about wind-wise. 

> (I know the flames are going to come) >

      Why would you think that? On TowerTalk, there's no such thing as a dumb 

Cheers,    Steve    K7LXC

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