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[TowerTalk] stacking antennas & Rohn specs

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Subject: [TowerTalk] stacking antennas & Rohn specs
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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 01:41:37 +0000
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> Date:          Tue, 15 Jul 1997 10:12:19 -0400 (EDT)
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> Subject:       Re: [TowerTalk] stacking antennas & Rohn specs

> In a message dated 97-07-15 02:35:07 EDT, writes:
> > Since I have addressed this before I will be brief:  on a 190ft rohn 
> >  45 i have 2 5 ele 20m - 44 ft boom es 3 4 ele on 26 ft booms; on a 
> >  rohn 25 180 ft i have 2  6 ele on 40 ft booms and 6 4 ele on 22 ft
> >  on 10m i have 4 6 ele on 26 ft booms- on 40m full size 3 ele over
> >  a klm 4 ele on a rohn 45 up 170 ft--- my point is simply to say 
> >  these towers will hold up much much much more than you would expect 
> >  with proper guying... no engineering-- i just keep adding antennas
> >  
>       Two things:
>       First, Bud, you live in one of the most benign wind spots in the
> country - the whole state is only 70 MPH, the lowest rating given.
>      Second, you don't always get a ticket each time you speed, do you?
>      You've been lucky. My advice to other TowerTalkians with similar
> aggressive tower plans? DON'T. 
> 73,  Steve   K7LXC
>hey steve,  the ohio valley has very severe thunderstorms! had one 
last nite with gusts over 60mph... did cause the 3 ele 80m beam to 
slip a bit but fixed it this am... have had two tornados hit my qth 
causing a 2 ele klm beam to fold back onver itself ( the driven 
element actually was laying on top of the reflector without the boom 
breaking) . i have had trees over 100 years old actually twisted out 
of the ground with some of these storms.  BUT I HAVE NEVER LOST A 
PROPERLY GUYED TOWER!  several of the towers have been up over 20 
years with the present loading--- so i dont think it is a fluke!  i 
might add that two years ago i lost 22 separate yagis  ( believe me 
not a good day) but no tower fell!!!  guys im telling u, they will 
hold much much much more than the rating!

again have fun-- if it falls put it back up- 73, bud

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