[TowerTalk] Tower foundations

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Feb 12 19:47:02 EST 2007

If you want a 60' self supporting tower, you should buy one and not use Rohn 
65G.  A 60' unguyed Rohn 65G is not very strong and it's somewhat shaky to 
climb Having to attach guy wires every time there's a hurricane threat is 
just a pain.  If you want to use Rohn 65G, you could probably just put a 
pier pin in your concrete slab and install one set of guys near the top and 
you'd have a very strong tower that you would not have to worry about every 
time the wind blows.

John KK9A

To: "Talk Tower"
 Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower foundations
From: "Bob Maser"
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:04:18 -0500
List-post: <mailto:towertalk at contesting.com>

I have a 3x3x3 foot concrete foundation in my front lawn that I have been
using for my HyGain HyTower antenna.  MY plan is to remove the HyGain and
enlarge the foundation to 6x6x4.  I have heard that it is possible to hammer
drill holes in concrete, pour in a 2 part epoxy, and insert threaded rods
and this will be strong enough to be used for attaching a tower.  I want to
put up 60 feet of Rohn 65 and have it be self supporting unless a hurricane
comes through the area, in which case I would put temporary guys on the
tower.  Does anyone have experience with this epoxy method and can give me
some direction on doing this?

Bob  W6TR 

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