Well I did it!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K0BLR, Jun 6, 2021.

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  1. K0BLR

    K0BLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi everyone!

    How are we all doing? Well I did it purchased from another ham in Minnesota a Rohn 65ft tower for my station SE Georgia. All I paid was $725 for it. For sure for antennas I have the big G5RV, and the quick silver radio hybriddx antenna. For the concrete pad the owner told me that he had a 5'x5'x6' pad and that seem to work well. If I could put up a loop I would but cant because of power lines.


    Ben K0BLR
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  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Is it up yet?

    Which Rohn tower model is it?

    Brand new Rohn 25G for 70' (seven 10-foot sections) costs $840, so I'm guessing you got a bigger model tower (45G? 55G?).
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  3. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    The question becomes how are you going to get the tower sections from Minnesota to Georgia???
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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I would go by what Rohn says for the concrete work - not something to mess about with or guess

    Curious what model tower it is…

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  5. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can usually use MORE concrete than the manufacturer recommends:rolleyes: (IF you have extra $$) but NEVER use less:(. Using less usually makes headlines about "ham killed in tower collapse..." or "tower falls during storm...
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  6. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Lots of great tower deals to be had if the shipping doesn't kill you.

    Another vote for not skrimping on the rest of it.
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  7. K0BLR

    K0BLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    @W2AI The sections of the tower are 8' long so they will fit in a full size chevy van with no problem. I don't know what Rohn model it is. It isn't new. No its not up yet. it is nested and secured on a pallet
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  8. N1VAU

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    More information needed.

    Rohn has make MANY models over the years.
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  9. KK0SD

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    Nested would imply BX or AX tower. They haul in a pickup pretty easy. One guy can load and unload, just need to do a section at a time. At 64 feet it is not HDBX . HDBX is the bottom 6 sections (the heavier ones) of an 8 section BX. The big concrete block in the ground would be consistent with the Rohn freestanding instructions.

    Follow Rohn's loading limits and you will be fine. I miss my HDBX-48.

    Joe kk0sd
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  10. K0BLR

    K0BLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The best I can tell from the owner sent me it appears to be a TBX64 tower. I’ll be able t send photos in two weeks of the tower.
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