Can you identify this tower and antenna?

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N6DCN, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. N6DCN

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  2. KF7DDF

    KF7DDF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nope. But I like it. Whats the story behind it?
  3. KC7YRA

    KC7YRA Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I am gonna guess that the beam is homemade.

  4. W8JI

    W8JI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look like an old Hornet beam from the 60's or 70's.

    Picture too far away to tell for sure though.

    Not sure about the crank-up tower. Tri-ex maybe? I never installed any or owned any, but it looks like a good piece but older. Most new stuff has angle braces. Someone will recognize it. The exclusively horizontal braces are not common.
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  5. N6DCN

    N6DCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's hard to tell with the tree but it has both Horizontal and semi vertical or actualy mabe X with horizontal straps
  6. N6DCN

    N6DCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    close up of element

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  7. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    My money is on the Hornet TB500.
    Not giving odds though...
  8. WB2WIK

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    As for the tower, can you take a photo of the winch, and the area around the winch?

    And maybe one close-up of one of the pulleys where the winch cable goes over to crank up the section above it?
  9. N6DCN

    N6DCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Qk got some with it on the ground. The bottom section is 17.5 " across. The tower stands 54 feet tall. Cranked all the way up. It is thre sections.

    It has a couple of things in comon with my buddies Triex LM-354 The date on his is 1987



  10. K4EEZ

    K4EEZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    that looks like its in good cond. just get rid of the rust spots, sand/dremmel it down take a look up close, if all is OK repaint it with galvanized paint and Bobs ya uncle...

    amongst the Obvious replacement parts nuts bolts screws washers etc etc, i would also replace the pulley system guy wire and the drive belt, if the motor is frozen up, use some 3 in one oil around the shaft and all bearings let it soak for a day or two and work it by hand back and forth... :eek:
    my also want to replace the brushes in the Motor to and do the same to the wench gear, take a part strip down and re_grease everything, put back togeather...

    make DARM sure the break and release is fully functional, coz if that tower comes slaming down, god help you...

    just one hint, if you intend on using the motor system, make some sort of cover for it to keep the rain out of the motor section but allow air to pass thru it.

    good luck in the project.
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