[TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower
Dave Hough, W7GK
w7gk at qsl.net
Fri May 16 10:30:23 EDT 2003
Have had your experience. What I learned was you're really better off standing the tower up without the antenna on it, then using a tram line to get it up there.
Dave, W7GK http://www.qsl.net/w7gk/
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Young" <younga at worldnet.att.net>
To: <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: 15 May, 2003 17 32
Subject: [TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower
I am in need of some ideas on raising a tilt over base, 40 Universal tower. It is aluminum, with a rotator, 20 lb 9 ft. mast and a Force 12 C3ss antenna that is about 30 lbs. The tower can be walked up hand over hand by myself without the ant, mast, and rotator, but we tried with 4 large people and couldn't get it past about 30 degrees. No more leverage at our height. Is it possible and wise to attatch a line at the 30' level, route it above the peak of a roof and use a vehicle to pull it up? Any thoughts or suggestioins would be most helpful.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
TowerTalk mailing list
TowerTalk at contesting.com
More information about the TowerTalk