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[TowerTalk] Tower construction

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower construction
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 21:46:53 -0500
That's why most people got out of CB back then!

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F
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From: Greg Gobleman <>
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Date: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower construction

>I can remember years ago, back in the middle 70's.  A fellow put up one of
>those Wilson 40 foot boom, 16 element, 11meter beam on a 50 foot tall tower
>made from angle iron.  It was up just a short time.  Survived a storm with
>70+ mph winds and the next day, with a slight, steady breeze, it came
>crashing down.  I had been impressed with the construction till then.  The
>fellow said that thru the storm he was scared to death that it was going to
>come down.  He had no idea that the light breeze would bring it down.  He
>was watching it at the time.  Kind of like power lines dancing in the wind,
>that breeze got that 40 foot antenna bouncing back and forth and the next
>thing, it twisted right on down.  Had he been thinking, he possibly could
>have moved it with the rotor and stopped the motion before it destroyed it.
>Each section of that tower must have weighed twice or better than a section
>of Rohn 25G, but that didn't stop it from coming down.
>Greg K9ZM
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