VK3ATN All-Aluminium Tower - Info required !

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VK3ATN All-Aluminium Tower - Info required !

Postby VK3ZHY » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi All,
I recently acquired a 16.5 metre all-aluminum tower which was made approx 20 years ago by ATN Antennas in Birchip VIC (which was run by Ray Naughton VK3ATN who I understand has since passed away). I am in the process of refurbishing the tower and wonder if anyone else has one of these towers or knows much about them ? It is a guyed tower (model T320?) with a Hazer unit (moving carriage) which allows the antennas and rotator assembly to be raised and lowered without having to drop the tower. I would be interested in comparing notes with other amateurs as there is not much info that I can find on these towers....Thanks for any help here !

73
David
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Re: VK3ATN All-Aluminium Tower - Info required !

Postby VK4TI » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:19 pm

I suggest you give it a serious once over
check the welds and mounting points and if unsure have them inspected professionally , alloy work hardens and with towers all the twisting makes things work a lot so a brass brush scrub will help and maybe some spray dye if questionable
Rollers should be in good condition and the rest you can work out
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