Hamming It Up
When I acquired the tower below, I was able to also buy the hexbeam that was on it. The tower and beam took a fall and the beam lost all of it's spreaders as well as most of the associated hardware. I bought the replacement hardware from Leo, K4KIO and the new spreaders from Max Gain. The OCF will replace the old G5RVjr and will be used primarily for 80-40 meters.
Project Tower EZ-Way RBX60-3
This is a used EZ-Way RBX60-3 tower. It is a tilt-over crank-up tower that will retract to 26 ft and extend 60 ft. Once I restore the cables, pulleys, winches and put a new coat of paint on it, it will go up in the backyard and hold the hexbeam. The rotator is a freshly rebuilt CD-44 with original controller.
The GlenMartin RT-424 is a 4 1/2 foot tall roof top tower. I built it in my ham shack/office in about an hour. It is light-weight but seems very sturdy. It will be the first and maybe final home for the Hexbeam depending on how well the antenna performs in that location. I estimate that once mounted the Hex will be at 25-30 feet.