[TowerTalk] Octahedron Towers

Jim & Velma Woods woods at grantspass.com
Mon Nov 22 18:53:40 EST 2004

I am new to the tower-talk group but have interest in building an unusual tower for a small HF beam or quad.  It is based on a design from the 80's where 1-inch EMT conduit is used to build sections of the tower in a series of octahedrons.  Height would be about 44 ft.  Plans are sketchy and engineering analysis appears to be almost non-existent.  The towers were used to support wind generators.  Most wind generators have quite a bit of wind loading compared with ham antennas.

Any initial comments?


Jim Woods, W7PUP
woods at grantspass.com
Grants Pass, OR

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