[TowerTalk] US Tower tilt-over crank-up: another question
nj9k at wi.rr.com
Thu Jun 22 02:32:38 EDT 2006
If I were you I'd be very reluctant to extend the top section. It cost me a
mounting frame and antenna damage. It peeled the two hinge plates on the flat
side like a banana. It all depends on the weight on the top section.
I had the same conflict of interest - a small fruit tree - that no longer is
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On Behalf Of Alan NV8A
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 15:35
To: towertalk reflector
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower tilt-over crank-up: another question
Is it OK (i.e., feasible, safe) to start tilting over a UST tilt-over
crank-up with the tower still somewhat extended (e.g., an HDX-555 still
10ft above its lowest position) -- and also to extend it by 10ft or so
again before it gets back to vertical?
Without going into detail, the reason would be to clear a tree. The
alternatives would be to trim the tree somewhat drastically or to try to
synchronize turning the antenna and tilting the tower.
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