[TowerTalk] create cr-18 roof tower

Larry Banks larryb.w1dyj at verizon.net
Sun Jun 3 08:04:37 PDT 2012

Hi Tony,

I have two 6' roof towers on my roof.  Granted, they are IIX towers, but 
they have been there a long time with no issues.  Check them out at:


There is a diagram at the bottom that shows how I reinforced them on the 

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "k2vi" <k2vi at cox.net>
To: <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2012 10:28 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] create cr-18 roof tower

>I hope someone can give me advice on a roof tower. It's a create 6 foot 
>tower. It looks very strong so i was thinking of bolting it up on my 30' 
>peaked roof with a hy-gain 203 BA 20 meter monoband yagi. The yagi weighs 
>32# and has a 5.6 wind load, The boom is 16 feet long made of 2' aluminum 
>tube. It's either that or a costly ground tower. Do you think this will be 
>a safe way to go. I know how to secure it with 2x6 planks inside the attic 
>and small vertical pieces between the all thread. By the way the south and 
>west has a wall of trees to break the wind. Am i safe with this setup? 
>thanks in advance and best in health.
> tony k2vi
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