In a message dated 97-04-03 07:06:21 EST, w2up@Op.Net (Barry Kutner) writes:
> > My favorite trick with the (stupid) aluminum boom support for the
> > is to mount it UNDERNEATH the antenna. Much easier to install and you
> > push the boom up higher than you would otherwise.
> Don't do it! There have been cases of the supports buckling when
> placed underneath.
Actually I don't install the truss at all unless the station owner
INSISTS that I do. Here in the Pacific NW I haven't lost one due to wind
damage so I'll keep doing it. Antenna icing is quite rare here so that's not
Were the collapses due to ice loading? In that case, mounting
underneath might not be such a good idea. YMMV.
73, Steve K7LXC
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