[TowerTalk] Fwd: [Bulk] Re: Fwd: Aluminum towers -- can you really "walk one up"?
w3ea at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 9 16:13:27 EDT 2015
The thread has morphed the globe, and IMHO one person can walk up a 30' tower .
I had a 29' R-25 with 7' 1 1/4 id mast 2mter Hustler G-6 at top a KLM 8 element 440 FM below
plus a BIG Archer TV antenna with a TR44 rotator... up and down no problem.
As for the falling derrick I presently have two 100' R-25 hinged base ( modified from the two bolt ear to a 1/2 SS rod barrel hinge. ) they each have 46' R-25 Derrick poles... one is 5/5/5 15 meters and other was a 3 element 40 now has XM240 .
PS I walk up each of my 4 HT-18 hi towers modified for 75/80 meters Only 24' tower 46' stinger
> Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 11:58:58 -0700
> From: k0myw at sbcglobal.net
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: [Bulk] Re: Fwd: Aluminum towers -- can you really "walk one up"?
> I've been watching this thread, waiting for someone to mention that the "falling derrick" method is routinely used by sailors when stepping (installing) masts.
> It's not nearly as scary as it might seem. With a bit of forethought and preparation, and a couple of helpers to man temporary guide lines (or guys that will remain) to keep the mast or tower from leaning to one side or the other while going up, it's a remarkably effective technique.
> I have a UST HDX-555 with the factory erection fixture, so I don't need to do it with my ham tower. But I've used the "falling derrick" method of putting a 30- or 40-foot sailboat mast up or down many times.
> If you're near a body of water that supports sailing, you might find willing helpers among the sailors...
> Mike, K0MYW
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