W8IO roof tower

W8IO Rooftowers LLC - 8 Foot Ham Roof Tower

(updated 10 Oct 2023)

IO-810 Ham Roof Tower

Specifications IO-810 Competitor's Tower

Tower Height 8 feet (96 inches) 8 feet (96 inches)
Shipping Weight 42 lbs. 32 lbs.
Base Width 32 inches 32 inches
Max. Antenna Wind Area at tower top 10 sq. ft. at 80 mph 10.5 sq. ft. at 85 mph
Max. Antenna + Rotor + Mast weight 150 lbs. 125 lbs.
Tower Top Width 5 inches 5 inches
Rotor Plate location from Top 41.5 inches 34.75 inches
Maximum Mast Diameter 2.5 inches 2.375 inches
Maximum Mast Length 7 feet (84 inches) 8 feet (96 inches)
Rotor Mounting Options Hy-Gain or Yaesu
Hy-Gain and Yaesu
Thrust Bearing Mounting Options Yaesu GS-065 or GS-050
Fixed (non-rotating) Mast Option UMB-1
Leg and shelf material 6061-T6 aluminum (1/8" thick x 2" angle) 6061-T6 aluminum (1/8" thick x 1.9" angle)
Foot material 6061-T6 aluminum (1/4" thick x 2" angle) 6061-T6 aluminum (1.5" x 2" angle)
X-Brace material 6061-T6511 aluminum (1/8" x 2" flat) 6061-T6511 aluminum (1/8" x 1" flat)
Assembly Hardware 1/4"-20  18-8 stainless steel 1/4"-20  18-8 stainless steel
Foot to Leg hardware 5/16"-18  18-8 stainless steel 3/8"-16  18-8 stainless steel
Lockwashers/nylon locknutsYes
nylon locknuts
Holes Deburred Yes ?
Part Edges Deburred Yes ?
Climbable Yes - with tower climbing belt or harness No

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                     Model IO-810 

The IO-810 is perfect for small and moderate sized HF beam antennas such as the Hy-Gain Explorer-14, Hy-Gain TH3Mk2, Mosley CL33M, TA33M, TA34XL, KIO 5-band Hex Beam, Traffie Tech HX-5Bi, DX-Engineering HEXX beam, K4HEX hexagonal beam ...       

Assembly and Installation Manual for IO-810 (8 foot) roof tower

See the product reviews of the IO-810 or add your own review on eHam.com

If you have the ability and equipment to cut and drill aluminum, I highly recommend that you consider downloading the DIY instructions for the IO-810 roof tower here. PDF or 7-Zip

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Roger Cox, W8IO (ex-WB0DGF) - Spring Lake, MI 49456