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Fw: [TowerTalk] Tower sled systems?????????????

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Subject: Fw: [TowerTalk] Tower sled systems?????????????
From: (Guy Olinger, K2AV)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:32:24 -0500
Homemade towers belongs in the same category as homemade airplanes.

Since failure can cause loss of life, those who are making such need to own 
professional skills the same as those who design and make them professionally. 
There ARE those who are qualified. But if you are NOT an airplane builder or a 

WHY on earth would you put your precious (and ONLY) breakable body up on 
something that has never had stress modeling done on it, or whose structural 
materials are are not certified to match the materials in said stress modeling? 
Or ... ?

I have rebuilt three car engines myself, but there are some things I simply 
WILL NOT EVER do myself, like ball joints, because of not owning (or wanting to 
own) the requisite tools.

Homemade towers is definitely on my NEVER-EVER list. 

And if you maintain a encyclopedia of same, and the unthinkable occurs on one 
of them actually made, are you not risking being party to a lawsuit, and having 
to spend money to fend it off? Even if you have waivers all over the place, you 
will still have to hire the lawyer to prove in court that you HAD waivers, and 
that they were adequate and legal.


73, y'all,  Guy

> From: "Tim Makins,  EI8IC" <>
To: <>
> Date: 2001/03/08 Thu AM 08:44:12 EST
> To: "TowerTalk" <>
> Subject: Fw: [TowerTalk] Tower sled systems?????????????
> There are a number of low cost towers ideas, and links to others, on my web
> pages. I would be VERY grateful if anyone knows of any more to contact me,
> as I would like to include as many as possible for people around the world
> to reference. If there are any scanned articles available, they could be
> hosted on my site too (Thanks, of course to Al.)
> Tim, EI8IC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jack" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: 04 March 2001 23:54
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower sled systems?????????????
> > It would be great to see some designs of Home Made Towers ans the
> > diffrent desgns people come up with.
> > Im interested in diffrent types of sled systems that go up the side and
> > some that go around the tower to raise antennas up and down the tower.
> > There are also some that use cable's as a guide system too.
> >
> > Looking for any ideas people may have thought of and put into use.
> >
> > Jack
> > wb4roy
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