[TowerTalk] Fwd: Aluminum towers -- can you really "walk one up"?
Hans Hammarquist via TowerTalk
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Sun Mar 8 20:36:26 EDT 2015
If you don't put to much heavy stuff on the tower before you walk it up it should be OK. Just for your comparison, I have an 85 feet aluminum tower and the total weight of the tower, empty is 300 lb. It's tapered so the heavier section are at the bottom. No, I didn't walk this tower up but I easily carried around the top 40 feet during the assembly of the tower and could, probably have raised the by myself as a 40 foot tower, had I done that.
Good luck with your installation and best 73 de,
Hans - N2JFS
From: Tom Cox <tomcox at iquest.net>
To: TowerTalk <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2015 10:53 pm
Subject: [TowerTalk] Aluminum towers -- can you really "walk one up"?
I keep seeing ads for self-supporting aluminum
towers that are so light that
one person can "walk
up" a 40-footer with a hinged base. Of course,
one DOWN might be more interesting, unless
one has ropes, blocks, and a team.
Can walking one
up really be done, even with light, VHF-UHF
TV antennas? It just seems a
tower light enough to walk up can't be strong
enough to STAY up.
I can't afford a motorized tilt-over or
crank-up, unless it's used, and even
then, it's unlikely, on my retirement
I want to tackle is 30 to 40 feet. Should I forget
about a tower
altogether, or buy a section of Rohn
25 a month, or... what?
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