[TowerTalk] Hand brake winch query

kk4ms at bellsouth.net kk4ms at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 14 05:37:52 EDT 2008

 I'm  am using a Hazer  and the tower height is 60' feet.
  -------------- Original message from "Roger (K8RI)" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net>: --------------

> kk4ms at bellsouth.net wrote:
> >   > Can anyone give me the proper cable diameter (smallest size) to use on a 50 FT rohn 25G tower installation with a 2.5 diameter brake winch ? The winch load capacity is 1800 LBS. The antenna is the cushcraft A4S with the 40 meter add on 
> kit. I'm tossing around the actual brake winches at northern tools.
> >   
> The 25G isn't a crank up and only a few of the very old are fold overs, 
> so unless I missed something I have to make an assumption that you are 
> either using a raising fixture, or falling derrick, but we need to know 
> the method of raising and the heights of the attach points on both the 
> raising fixture and 25G as well as the weights of the A4S with the 40 
> meter kit, the rotator, and the masting between the rotator and 
> antenna.  The weight or pull on the cable can vary considerably 
> depending on those numbers.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI - ARRL Life Member)
> www.rogerhalstead.com
> N833R (World's oldest Debonair)
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