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WB4SPT
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« on: June 30, 2012, 05:51:33 PM »

Thinking about a 40 or 50 ft self supporting model.  Shipped fully broken down.  Any chance to erect these without a gin pole?  That is, bolting the pieces as you go up??  Yeah, I can ask them directly, but it's sat nite and they are closed!
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AI4U
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 03:46:23 PM »

I have the LD-70, there is a link on my qrz.com page that takes you to the photo section of AN Wireless website ( mine is the one in Lewisville, NC ) where there are pictures of how I installed mine...I did not use a gin pole, but I did have a small crane to lift up sections to me as I went up....I think there is a guy who built his piece by piece like you mentioned, but Dan is a great guy and he will take all the time you need to answer your questions and give you the best advice...
73
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K5KNE
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 07:54:59 PM »

Probably, putting the whole tower, antenna and coax on the tower like you want it while laid out in the yard.  Just pay someone who has a small crane, elevating platform etc. to come over and stand it up when you are ready.

You are talking about a self supporting tower - so no guy wires.  Talk to the tower suppier about the proper foundation for such a tower - it is a major expense, but will keep your tower from laying down on you in a storm.

I have an 80' Heights Tower that folds over with a gearmotor to do all the work.  I can stay on the ground and along side of it and work on the antennas, coax ties, etc. My foundation is 10' deep and 48" in diameter!  It took 5 CY of concrete and a lot of steel. So, scaling it down for a 50' tower you can figure that it is still a major factor in having a self supporting tower.


Good Luck

73  Walter K5KNE
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W9GB
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »

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Thinking about a 40 or 50 ft self supporting model.  Shipped fully broken down.  Any chance to erect these without a gin pole?  That is, bolting the pieces as you go up??  Yeah, I can ask them directly, but it's sat nite and they are closed!
How is your back??  Spinal pain??
I would never consider erecting a tower without a gin pole, equivalent rigging, OR a crane.
It makes tower assembly easier and a safer tower erection.
IF your antennas are ready for install -- a crane saves time !

N0FGK Photos of AN Wireless HD-50 tower assembled / erected using a Crane.
http://www.anwireless.com/co1.html

I assume that you have already talked to your municipal (permit) department??
A majority of states and municipalities classify antenna towers, as structures.
http://www.lakeworth.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B757FE56-7FD6-4CE2-99CC-593C02973AFE}

HD-50 Tower -- Foundation digging
http://www.anwireless.com/foundation1.html

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WB4SPT
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 05:18:15 AM »

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Thinking about a 40 or 50 ft self supporting model.  Shipped fully broken down.  Any chance to erect these without a gin pole?  That is, bolting the pieces as you go up??  Yeah, I can ask them directly, but it's sat nite and they are closed!
How is your back??  Spinal pain??
I would never consider erecting a tower without a gin pole, equivalent rigging, OR a crane.
It makes tower assembly easier and a safer tower erection.
IF your antennas are ready for install -- a crane saves time !

N0FGK Photos of AN Wireless HD-50 tower assembled / erected using a Crane.
http://www.anwireless.com/co1.html

I assume that you have already talked to your municipal (permit) department??
A majority of states and municipalities classify antenna towers, as structures.
http://www.lakeworth.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B757FE56-7FD6-4CE2-99CC-593C02973AFE}

HD-50 Tower -- Foundation digging
http://www.anwireless.com/foundation1.html



I'm now in upstate NY with a light 70mph wind code, maybe with 1/2" ice.  My hurricane days and 130mph specs in S FL are over, at least for now.  Yes, the foundation on a self supporting is heavy, but concrete is cheap (relatively).  My question pertains to building up a bolted together tower, the heaviest  piece might be 10 to 20 pounds.  This is not a Rohn, welded design, its a bolted, brace by brace tower.  Can I safely bolt together this tower as I climb?  
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 05:35:01 AM »

Call AN Wireless with your question. Asking other hams about this subject is not the safest bet.  I understand AN has very good customer support and should answer your question.

73
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NA0AA
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 07:39:11 AM »

Can I safely bolt together this tower as I climb?  

Obviously a man who likes, and is comfortable, working at height!

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KD0GUG
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 06:58:03 AM »

Just for your information.  Dan Simmonds is no longer the owner of AN.  Precision of Ohio is the current owner. 
This  outfit is a whole different breed of cat than when Dan was at the helm.  I recently purchased their HD 70 and am not happy with the product or customer support................Jerald Granger WB9EXA
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