Rooftowers LLC - How to Order
(updated 14 July 2022)
The shop is undergoing some changes that will allow me to increase capacity and work through the winter.
We will be taking new tower orders in mid-August. Existing inquiries will be placed in a queue.
towers are designed to work with a thrust bearing mounted on the top. I
recommend the Yaesu GS-065, which will handle up to a 2.5 inch diameter
mast. You could also use the Yaesu GS-050 thrust bearing,
this will only allow masts up to 2.0 inches OD. You can save
money on shipping by purchasing your thrust bearing locally, either new
If you plan to use the GS-050, please tell me so I can drill the
mounting holes for this bearing. If you want all tower parts to arrive
at the same time, I can purchase the bearing and include it with the
tower shipment (use the -065 or -050 option).
I can ship either UPS or FedEx - your choice, however FedEx is
slightly cheaper. You can also save a few dollars more by
your tower shipped to a business address rather than a residential
address. You can also arrange to pick up the tower
here in Spring Lake, MI. Please call or email before arriving.
estimate your shipping cost, use the FedEx
Use 49456 as the "From" ZIP code, and your ZIP code as the "To". Use
the weight from the pricing table and select "Dropoff". Click on "GET
DETAILED QUOTE", Select - "Use own packaging" and enter the cost of the
tower as the "Declared Value".
Package size is typically 100" x 6"
x 6" for 8 foot towers, 78" x 6" x 6" for 6 foot towers and
58" x 6" x 6" for 4.5 foot towers.
Thrust bearing is shipped
in a separate 7" x 7" x 7" package.
2018, FedEx and UPS prices for shipping large, heavy packages such as
the IO-810HD and IO-815HD have increased dramatically. Please use the
online calculator link above to find the shipping cost.
Stock, estimated Lead Time and Order Status: as of August 30, 2021
Current stock on-hand: none
at this time
Current Lead Time for
IO-45, IO-45HD, IO-45LT, IO-610, IO-610HD: 16 weeks
Time for IO-810: 18 weeks
Current Lead Time for IO-810HD, IO-815HD: not available
lead time before
ordering. This is my
- I build these in evenings and on weekends at home - so the lead time depends
upon work and family obligations. I can build about 1 tower kit per week. Email me
at rgcox2 (at) gmail.com for more info or look for our tweets from
Status of current orders: see separate order-status page that was sent to you at the time of order
email to rgcox2 (at) gmail.com to confirm current lead time and to request a quote.
To obtain a quote:
1. Include all part numbers with quantities.
2. Specify either Hy-Gain/CDE or
Yaesu/Kenpro mounting hole pattern.
3. Specify split lockwashers or nylon locknuts.
4. Specify any special requirements/options
5. Include the ship-to address with
6. Let me know if you wish to sign for delivery.
The quote will have:
1. The lead time estimate
2. The total
including shipping and Michigan tax (if applicable).
1. After receipt of
payment, I will order material and begin construction.
2. I accept either check or PayPal for payment. If you wish to use a major
credit card, we have the ability to process these over the phone or in
3. After payment, you will be provided with a web page that displays the current status of your order.
About 2 days before shipping:
1. I will confirm the shipping details with you
2. Your phone number will be needed by FedEx for shipment.
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Roger: email to
RGCOX2 (at) GMAIL.COM
Roger Cox, W8IO (ex-WB0DGF)
Lake, MI 49456