[TowerTalk] Ways To Tilt Over a Light Tower ?

Rick Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Tue Jan 18 13:44:47 EST 2005

douglas.snowden at med.va.gov said:
> I have a short 40 foot aluminum tower that I use for experimentation - At
> the moment
> it is serving as a 1/4 wave vertical for 80m. I has 26 ft of aluminum
> tubing
> sticking out
> of the top.  It is insulated from ground and is sitting hinged on pressure
> treated wood  legs
> buried in a small amount of concrete. I would like to tilt it over easily
> so
> I can play

See my web site:


for photos of my 50 ft 175 lb aluminum tower tilting up.
Instead of a 6x6 as a derrick, make a tee out of 2x12s.
The main pitfall is the derrick buckling.

Rick N6Rk

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