VERY sorry to hear about your antenna; almost made it
to summer....at least you won't have to wait 6 months
for summer to come.
Did you have icing up there in addition to wind? From the
news re: tower collapse and widespread power outages,
it sounds likely.
> From: Bill Straw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: towertalk <email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Force 12 Antenna Destroyed by Wind
> Date: Saturday, April 05, 1997 8:00 PM
> We've had 45 MPH straight line winds all day, a foot
> of new snow, and the current temp is 9 F. I looked out
> at where my Force 12 DXer is supposed to be, and there's
> a mess hanging off the tower. The boom appears to have
> broken into 3 pieces, and now the truss wires are
> holding the outside pieces as they blow around smashing
> into the tower!
> My question - Is there a warranty on these antennas?
> This particular one cost $900 and seems to have failed
> at much less than the 80 MPH advertised.
> 73 BILL WB0O in North Dakota
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