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March 28, 2019, 01:01:17 PM
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homer-ke5ndy

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Antennae base
« on: March 28, 2019, 01:01:17 PM »
I was able to pick up a 50 ft rohn tower for $50 but i want to make a base so it will let down by undoing one leg and tilting it can anyone give me any advice on what and how use, also I need to know about how big and deep the concrete pad needs to be. Thanks going to get back on the air soon

March 28, 2019, 03:17:23 PM
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jon-km4eon

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Re: Antennae base
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 03:17:23 PM »
Several listed on EBAY, kinda pricy but will give you some ideas. Sounds like you are getting closer.

April 04, 2019, 03:02:31 PM
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Re: Antennae base
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 03:02:31 PM »
I would be very cautious about trying to tilt a 50 foot tower.  At one time Rhon towers said that 30 feet is the max for Rohn 25.  Is this Rohn 20 or Rhon 25?  I suggest you do a search on tilting towers.  One suggestion I saw was to pace a telephone or power pole next to the tower and connect tables and pulleys at the 20 foot level.  Also type of antenna(s) you plan on putting up there is a factor.


August 24, 2019, 12:43:33 PM
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Re: Antennae base
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
My 50' tilts down without problems. I have a utility pole that brackets the tower and provides the cabling for dropping or lifting.
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