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Having issues with 40' antenna tower plan. I'd like to be able to lower it. I see hinge type bases on net. Are there any out there with winches? Should I use ROHN type mast, or 3" diameter mast?

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4 hours ago, WRMN374 said:

Thanks for the info. I noticed those towers are round and +50' high. I purchased a Cushcraft R-8TB Vertical Antenna Tilt Base last week. I was told I'd have to purchase a ROHN type tower instead and use guidelines.

So I should send back the Cushcraft vertical antenna, and plan for a ROHN? I've been watching videos on a tilt antenna. Pretty cool

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8 hours ago, WRMN374 said:

So I should send back the Cushcraft vertical antenna, and plan for a ROHN? I've been watching videos on a tilt antenna. Pretty cool

Rohn makes towers that hold up antennas. They have a tilt base that can be installed.  I don’t know if Rohn makes a winch for it, but they’re pretty pricey.  You still need an antenna to mount to the tower.

if I were you I would call Cushcraft or DX Engineering, tell them what you have, and ask what they recommend. I would certainly do that before sending the Cushcraft back and ordering a Rohn tower. The Rohn towers are free standing I thought, so no guy wires needed for most shorter heights but a poured concrete base is part of the installation.

Rohn also makes round tubing masts that would have guy wires or brackets depending on the installation. 

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On 4/26/2022 at 7:21 AM, Sshannon said:

Rohn makes towers that hold up antennas. They have a tilt base that can be installed.  I don’t know if Rohn makes a winch for it, but they’re pretty pricey.  You still need an antenna to mount to the tower.

if I were you I would call Cushcraft or DX Engineering, tell them what you have, and ask what they recommend. I would certainly do that before sending the Cushcraft back and ordering a Rohn tower. The Rohn towers are free standing I thought, so no guy wires needed for most shorter heights but a poured concrete base is part of the installation.

Rohn also makes round tubing masts that would have guy wires or brackets depending on the installation. 

I called DX engineering about a Universal tower kit. It's made of Aluminum. The only thing they had in stock was a Universal 4-40. The first number being for my area, and the last for the height of tower. Plus, they are supposedly self supporting. I also did research for Cushcraft R-8TB. They aren't made to go real high, and if a heavy enough breeze comes, she's gonna move on me. I'm thinking and hoping that if I'm gonna purchase a DB-404B, than I better make sure I make it as stationary as possible.

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