[TowerTalk] Mast vs. R45G part deux

Mickey Baker fishflorida at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 01:50:13 EDT 2013

Hi, Steve,

I'm the pres of a club that does several take downs every year for widows
of SK's. Disassembly is evidently the inverse of assembly, but the fellow
who put it together isn't around sometimes to ask.

We ran into this a couple of years back with a 2" x 20' mast on 4 sections
of 45G.  After removing two sections, the mast absolutely would not go
through the face. We ended up using the gine pole pole on the 2nd section
and a rope attached low enough on the mast to extract the mast through the
top. We thought it would go through the face, two, but it will not.  We
demonstrated this on the ground after we took the tower down.

This issue cost us an hour or so of trying to remove the 2nd section over
the top of the mast - nope, sorry, there's only 12' or so of gin-pole, the
mast had to come out first.

73 and I can't believe I can actually help you for once!


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM, <K7LXC at aol.com> wrote:

> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
>     Tnx for your inputs but I think I need to  describe what I want to do
> in more detail.
>     There is a heavy 20' mast sticking out of  the top of a pointy top 45G.
> What I want to know is if by lowering the mast down  thru the middle of the
> tower, if at some point you can exit the mast thru the  face of a tower
> section?  I haven't tried it and doubt if it could be done  but I wanted
> to see
> if someone in the group has done it or attempted it.  Tnx.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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Mickey Baker, N4MB
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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