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[TowerTalk] Yagis and Wind Direction

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Yagis and Wind Direction
From: (Jerry Boyd)
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 16:02:46 -0800
The question of whether to point a yagi into or broadside to the wind keeps
coming up.  Many years ago (probably about 1963) when I was about to put up
my first tower and yagi I was given some sound advice by a very experienced
amateur who also happened to be an engineer with two specialities
(structural and mechanical).  He suggested that if the tower and yagi(s),
rotor and mast were selected and properly installed taking into account the
wind zone and particular characteristics of the specific area the question
of into or broadside was moot....i.e the "antenna system" would do just
fine in any wind velocity/direction likely to be experienced.

The only time I failed to put that advice into practice I lost a tower and
yagi in a very big wind.  It wouldn't have mattered if the yagi was
broadside or into.....


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