[TowerTalk] Used Tower

Neil Marlowe nmarlowe at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 09:59:10 EST 2007

Thank you for the response.  I figured it wasn't enough information, but
wasn't sure what was needed.

It is a tapered, tubular with welded cross bracing. I only have the bottom
section (bringing it home a section at a time) but the spacing between legs
at the bottom is about 25". I'll get a few photos of it today and add them
to a website.

In addition, I will say that I only plan on putting a small triband yagi on
it. Right now I am looking at the Mosely TA33jr line. I may possibly also
install a small 2 meter yagi on it. The only other attachment I would
consider is a leg of a loop or dipole. Mainly, I just want a small tribander
on it.

Once I get the pics up, I'll post a location.

Thanks again,


On 2/11/07, Clint Talmadge <unclebudd at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>  Not nearly enough information there. Is it a straight tower, or a tapered
> tower?  Tubular, flat or solid legs? Welded cross bracing, riveted cross
> braces? Posting pictures may lead to an identification which will tell you
> how the tower manufacturer meant the tower to be installed, such as guyed,
> bracketed, free standing or such.  And once you get that, we get into how
> you plan to load it, and with what.  The acquisition of the material is the
> first of MANY steps to get the tower to do what it was meant to do. The
> subscribers of this reflector are probably the best compilation of
> information you can have.
> More data = better information = more accurate answers
> Clint - W5CPT
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Neil Marlowe <nmarlowe at gmail.com>
> *To:* towertalk at contesting.com
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:53 AM
> *Subject:* [TowerTalk] Used Tower
> I have acquired a used tower from a friend of mine and am wondering where
> to
> start. The manufacturer is unknown. It is approximately 50 feet in 5
> sections. It is steel, not aluminum. I plan on cleaning it up and painting
> it. My question is, where do I start with putting it up? I do have some
> friends that have experience with installing towers, but I just want to
> make
> sure I have all of the information I need. Can anyone tell me a formula
> for
> deciding how large to make the concrete base?
> Thanks in advance,
> Neil
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