[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/ 
Elko, NV

----- 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.
Alan Young

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