[TowerTalk] Need to identify the tower

Wayne Kline w3ea at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 14 08:53:57 EDT 2016


 R-20 has the same   Dia.  leg material as  R-25... it's the Z brace  material   R -25  5/16"  and R-20 1/4" and number of  Z's   Bays  R-25   has 7  where   R-20 has 6 bays .

 The " American tower I am familiar with had the pinched welded cross bar and was " NOT" galvanized .

 Had a higher degree of  PUCKER  factor   even at low heights of 30'

 But then again R-25  gets the same  flexible  pucker @ 100 plus ft.

   Wayne W3EA

From: TowerTalk <towertalk-bounces at contesting.com> on behalf of Roger (K8RI) on TT <K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 2:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need to identify the tower

I've climbed 90 feet of it and it "felt" was about as sturdy as 25G, of
course after climbing 100' 45G a 25G feels like light duty too <:-)

My old ROHN catalog shows 25G with Z braces.  I don't remember what the
20 looked like.


Roger (K8RI)

On 10/13/2016 Thursday 2:48 PM, W0MLD W0MLD wrote:
> No way you'd get me to climb it.  What is your life worth?
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Wayne Kline <w3ea at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Alex
>>    The tower in the  picture  was a TV tower and CB tower back in the 70's
>> I seem to remember it called " American Tower"  it's a light duty tower
>> for sure  , As for spec ???
>> A light tri band antenna IMO would be it's limit.... A3.   C3.   or TA33
>>   Wayne  W3EA

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