[TowerTalk] Getting your moneys Worth

K8RI K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Fri Jun 1 21:41:36 PDT 2012

On 6/1/2012 11:53 PM, Jim W7RY wrote:
> Also forgot to mention that Rohn made a top section without cross braces on
> all sides at one level. As I remember it was about 2 feet from the top.
Oops...sorry, hit the wrong button.... premature...ahhh... sending.

Yes, I have one of those It has a TB-3 mounted on it although I'm not 
fond of the TB3 and 4 I had one so I used it.  They won't get the snot 
beat out of them like they did on the 45G.   The guy saddle/bracket 
mounts on top of the section below it.  If you aren't mounting antennas 
well above the top of the tower it's an ideal location for the rotator.

Two steps left. I have to build and install a "dirt" guy anchor to the 
NE of the tower. Then calculate, cut, and mount the guys (Phillystran) 
to that top section. Then haul it up.


Roger (K8RI)

> 73
> Jim W7RY
> -----Original Message-----
> From: K8RI
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 8:44 PM
> To: w8aef at q.com
> Cc: 'Jim W7RY' ; towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Getting your moneys Worth
> On 6/1/2012 10:31 PM, Paul Playford wrote:
>> I just removed a 25G tower and a Ham IV rotator was mounted inside it and
>> no
>> braces were cut.
>> Maybe you are working with a T2X rotator?
> Actually I'm working with a ham V according to the stamped figures on
> the bottom, but the IV and V are identical except for the control head.
> A ham down the road was able to put one in his 25G by bending the
> braces.  These would have to be bent far enough that it'd bend the legs.
> I know of others who were able to slide the ham IV in between the braces
> at a junction between sections. So there must be substantial variations
> between lots.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)
>> de Paul, W8AEF
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: K8RI
>> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 6:17 PM
>> To: towertalk at contesting.com
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Getting your moneys Worth
>> A while back I mentioned trying to fit a Han IV into a 25G and not wanting
>> to cut a brace.  As the mast will extend about 12' above the top of the
>> tower, I did not consider mounting inside the short section with the flat
>> top plate to be desirable either.  Sooo... I finally decided to mount the
>> rotator externally and run a two section mast down through the
>> tower.   That will leave the rotator 20 feet above ground level and 30
>> feet below the flat top plate...give or take a tad.  I should be able to
>> stand on the roof and work on it.
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