[TowerTalk] Rohn 45G Challenges...

Tom Rauch W8JI@contesting.com
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 17:35:35 -0400

> I have just purchased 50' or Rohn 45G tower in a package deal with rotor,
> antenna and all accessories.  After getting it home and starting to plan
> where to put it, I have realized that the only place I have without
> cutting down some 100 year old trees, is 40' away from a small set of
> power lines running to my house from a power pole, thus my challenge. I
> plan to put this one up according to Rohn's specs in the manual with
> proper guy and base specs.

If those lines are the 240 volt service entrance lines, and not 
primary lines, you can get as close to them as you like. Just don't 
let something rub on them.

Just be sure they are "triplex" lines with the grounded bare wire 
wound in with two insulated wires. If they are old-style parallel wire 
drop leads you can get the utility to change them to triplex for free.

If they are NOT 240, and if they are primary lines, stay far enough 
away from them that nothing can fall or fling into them!

73, Tom W8JI

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