[TowerTalk] banging crankup towers

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Tue Feb 27 22:30:47 EST 2007

On Jan 1, 2007, at 12:45 PM, Jim Jarvis wrote:

> If I were to put up a house-bracketed tower, at this point, I'd
> make sure it was on the opposite side of the house from where I
> sleep.

I have 15m of Rohn 25 housebracketed at the corner of the master  

I have almost zero noise problems. The only times you can hear the  
tower are a) when the rotor brake locks/unlocks (Klunk!) b) when the  
wind is blowing 30 mph or more, which causes the antenna elements to  
vibrate at very, very low frequencies.

If you housebracket near a sleeping area, I would recommend you use a  
non-crankup tower. There's nothing to move or bang.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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