Anyone know how much wind load 50 feet of guyed 45G will handle?
----- Original Message -----
From: Glenn Rattmann <email@example.com>
To: Richard Thorne <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Single Base for 45g and 25g?
> At 07:57 AM 03/30/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> >Not sure if I'm going to go with 45g or 25g.
> >The concrete base and guy anchors will be designed for the largest tower
> >I plan on putting up.
> It sounds like you can afford the more expensive tower, 45G, because you
> don't say you can't. If true, there is no reason in the world why you
> would want to put up 25G instead, given a fair choice.
> We never want "less" antennas as time passes; usually we like to expand,
> anything. But even if you want just a tribander, the extra safety factor
> of the fat tower is worth it. If you have been up both towers while
> someone in the shack turned the beam, you will know what I mean.
> Also, several large rotators won't fit 25G very well (or at all). Again,
> it's smart to keep your options open.
> If your wife doesn't care which tower you choose... go for the bigger one.
> And put torque bars on it.
> Good luck!
> --Glenn K6NA