Can we talk you out of this?
Since the roof is metal I was trying to get the dipole higher to help the 80 meters. At its current height the 40 M is 1/4 wave above the roof but not to 80M
I could always mount it at the current height. I still think I would remove the crap off and simplify the arrangement at the top of the tower to one basic pipe (eradicate the rotor) but keep the current height. I haven't measured it but from the current mast is about 8' including pipe/rotor and 1 1/4 yellow mast.
BTW, the hinged part was constructed at a local fabricator back in the mid 90's.
Regardless, I still need to inspect the base to determine what the tower is like at the concrete. If it is rusty the tower will need to be removed.
The house/tower/site is owned by a nonprofit park and we were thinking of mounting a Wi-FI antenna on it to pipe public wi-fi to areas of the park. Maybe someone in the area would donate a tower but if I start asking, probably only old TV towers will be coming out of the woodwork though.
Around the corner their is an abandoned house with a non guyed wire tower that has got to be maybe 80' high! The style is wider at the bottom and narrow at the top. I thought about asking about it but I ain't getting my fat but up it.