IF THE EVE-BRKT IS SOLID, WHERES THE BASE GONNA GO?
ITS NOT GOING UP, AND ITS NOT GOING SIDEWAYS, SO ALL THE CONCRETE IN THE
WORLD ISN'T GOING TO HELP, UNLESS BRKTS OR GUYS GIVE WAY.
> From: N3GPU <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Without Benefit of Concrete
> Date: Sunday, April 12, 1998 6:20 PM
> Sizeable towers with no concrete base must be a lot more common than I
> thought. I've gotten several direct responses on this. Since they didn't
> go to the reflector I'll only quote anonymous snippets...
> Mine has been standing for 20 years and suffered ZERO tower damage when a
> small tornado knocked over 30-some trees in my woods...
> Guilty...7 towers ranging from 40 to 140 ft with no concrete...
> ....one here is sitting on a roof mount plate on top of the
> with 3 screw anchors...5 element tribander on it...
> Seems like a pretty "normal" tower installation around ______
> been involved in dismantling two such setups here!
> A supposedly "professional" tower/antenna installer recently took down a
> friend's tower and re-installed it at a new QTH. 40'
> house-bracketed...re-installed, no cement...now has a 2M vertical,
> tri-bander, 440 beam and inverted V on it...pro and his helper put that
> mass of antennas on it. Bracket at about 17' with about 21-23' still in
> air...Scary isn't it?
> It sure is! 73 - Paul N3GPU
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