[TowerTalk] Aluminum Channel for sidemounting of beam

Kathy London kcl@bwn.net
Sun, 9 May 1999 20:16:04 -0600

I am looking into fabricating a mounting bracket for attaching a beam to
the side of my Rohn 45 tower.  I found some info in the tower-talk archives
that used 2 pieces of aluminum channel, U-bolted to the tower, and
extending past the side of the tower.  A short mast is then U-bolted to the
aluminum channel extensions which supports the beam.

The beam I am planning on mounting is a 6 element 15 on a 42 foot boom. 
What kind of aluminum channel will be sufficient ?  I found an aluminum
supplier on the web who has 6061-T6 6" channel, with 3.250" lips, and .210"
thickness.  Is this strong enough ?

Steve, N2IC/0

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