In a message dated 99-11-04 21:47:08 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I know putting a C3 on this tower is exceeding the mfgr specs but was
> wondering if anyone has this combination and if so how it has survived?
> Wind speeds and the like?
Peoria County is a 75 MPH windspeed zone (from
http://www.championradio.com under Tech Notes). The HDBX-48 is rated at 18
sq.ft. at 70 MPH so that's close enough. The C3 is a moderately small antenna
so you shouldn't have any problems with the installation. Yes, the C3 (and
just about any other HF antenna ever made) exceeds the factory 10-foot
maximum boomlength recommendation but it's small enough and doesn't exert a
lot of wind torque on the tower so you should be peachy keen. (This only
constitutes a "slight fudging" of the manufacturer's specs.)
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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