[TowerTalk] Looking for some tower advice
Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)
nv8a at att.net
Fri Nov 19 11:04:32 EST 2004
I don't yet have a tower but have been looking at the AN Wireless ones.
They do mention a hinged mounting plate (no price stated; depends on
what is required). These are freestanding towers and come in multiples
of 10 feet.
On 11/19/04 12:29 am Jim Aguirre put fingers to keyboard and launched
the following message into cyberspace:
> I'm relocating to a new QTH soon and will be putting up a couple of
> new towers. My first priority is to get a modest tower up alongside
> the house to carry VHF/UHF and Microwave antennas...6M through 23CM.
> The second...and, possibly, third...tower(s) can come a bit later.
> I will be purchasing new towers, so have some choices to make
> regarding styles, material (aluminum or steel) and options. Here are
> some of the criteria I have in mind for the first tower.
> I'm looking for something about 50' in height, 15-20 square foot
> antenna capacity, freestanding (don't want guy wires cluttering up
> the yard), tiltover design of some sort for easy antenna work. Not
> necessary to be telescoping unit, but could be.
> I've been looking at a couple of possibilities: a 55' US Tower
> tubular (MA-550MDP) with freestanding, rotatable base or a 48'
> Heights aluminum tower (Model 48-23-90) with "foldover" base. While
> the US Tower unit wouldn't carry 15-20 sq ft of antenna extended, it
> could do so retracted. Heights offers a 48-footer rated at 23 sq ft
> in 90 MPH wind.
> I will probably need at least 12' of mast above the top ot the tower
> on which to stack the antennas. With the rotatable tubular, that
> doesn't look like a problem; not sure with the Heights tower.
> Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.
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