[TowerTalk] Dimensions of a tower concrete base

Jeff Carter towertalk at hidden-valley.com
Tue Sep 2 19:03:16 EDT 2008

That works pretty good, unless you've got a tower like mine that's 40
years old and nobody still has any of the original data.

Here's a pertinent question: What's the biggest tower base for a free
standing ham tower (not broadcast, ham tower) you've ever seen, in


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 18:53:09 -0400
>From: n8de at thepoint.net
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dimensions of a tower concrete base
>To: Bert Almemo <balmemo at sympatico.ca>
>Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
>Seems no one quoted the K7LXC Directive:
>Quoting Bert Almemo <balmemo at sympatico.ca>:
>> Hi guys,
>> Thanks for all responses, comments and suggestions regarding the dimensions
>> of a concrete base for a tower or other support structure.
>> It seems almost everyone wants to elaborate on the issue and also wants to
>> put my question into different scenarios. Again, not being a structural
>> engineer, isn't there a general rule as to what design provides the best
>> support for a free standing tower or similar structure regardless of other
>> circumstances?
>> I was hoping to get some indication from the experts on TT which way to go
>> as I'm not spending thousands of dollars to use the services of a structural
>> engineer. I just want an opinion from you experienced guys. It's only a 55ft
>> free standing tower with a medium sized tri-bander on top. So far I'm more
>> confused than when I started this thread. Thanks.
>> 73 Bert, VE3OBU

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