[TowerTalk] Concrete Base question.
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 08:57:02 EDT
In a message dated 99-07-15 00:45:26 EDT, email@example.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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