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Rohn H50 Telescoping Mast

Aug 5th 2015, 19:12

K3DRJ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Has anyone tried to erect a Rohn H50 (44 foot) Telescoping Mast by first extending all the mast sections on the ground and then walking it upright? Years ago I had a similar mast that was only 28 feet extended and had no issues walking it upright. There were helpers with the guy lines to stabilize it when raising it to a vertical position. Not sure if the additional 16 feet would make it more difficult or impossible to do safely. Just seems easier than pushing each section up and inserting the pin while holding it in position. Suggestions welcome.
Aug 6th 2015, 14:08

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Jun 2011 - QST (Pg. 30)
A One Person, Safe, Portable and Easy to Erect Antenna Mast
(Feature) Author: Dixon, Bob, W8ERD

This article says they will break in the middle.
http://p1k.arrl.org/pubs_archive/138962

A excellent article on telescoping masts
May 1994 - QST (Pg. 41)
Amateur Use of Telescoping Masts
Author: Haviland, R.P., W4MB
http://p1k.arrl.org/pubs_archive/90366

Aug 6th 2015, 18:24

K3DRJ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Thanks for the links to articles Zach. Looks like an antenna party with a bunch of guys.....club meeting tomorrow night, have to see how many young and strong members volunteer.

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