[TowerTalk] Dimensions of a tower concrete base

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Tue Sep 2 23:16:37 EDT 2008

This one probably qualifies:


73, kelly
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Carter" <towertalk at hidden-valley.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dimensions of a tower concrete base

> 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
> feet?
> Jeff/KD4RBG
> ---- 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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