On Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:16:47 -1000 firstname.lastname@example.org (warren munro) writes:
>One of the real advantages of crank-up towers versus guyed towers of
>type is that crank-ups can be easily cranked down to greatky decrease
>not eliminate !!) the possibilty of lightning strikes.
>Think ahead !! Go crankup (heavy duty!) !!
>73, Warren KH6WM
I'm not convinced.
I have 7 towers, ranging in height from 40 ft to 130 ft.
I have seen lightning strike the power transformer in front of my
next door neighbors house, leaving my towers untouched.
Crank-up towers scare the Hell out of me. IMHO,
there is nothing stronger, safer, or cost effective
than a properly guyed tower.
de Tom N4KG
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