[TowerTalk] hdbx 48

Chuck Sudds chuck at dxham.net
Mon Mar 13 12:48:21 EST 2006

At 07:55 PM 3/12/2006 -0600, WW5L wrote:

I was not quite as lucky.  Here in rural Iowa, the winds constantly twisted 
my HDBX-48 with my KT34XA atop.  I replaced the two top sections because of 
rivet failure and moved the rotor WAY down in the tower where it was alot 
wider.  I ran 2" pipe all the way out the top of the tower.

During a severe thunder storm 8 years ago, you can see the results of 
mounting a KT34XA atop a Rohn HDBX-48 tower at:


Not a pretty sight :(   I replaced everything with a guyed 100ft Rohn 45G 
tower and have slept alot better ever since. DO WHAT THE MANUFACTURER SAYS!!!!

Chuck  KØTVD

>A friend of mine up the road about 2 miles has a KT34XA on an HDBX 56
>for several years with no problems.
>Tom, WW5L

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