Bill and Stan,
I suggest you look in the archives. This topic was rather completely covered
within the last few months.
As I recall, the bottom line on pointing was a hearty "It depends" on what
you're trying to protect.
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| [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Stan or Patricia
| Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 3:37 PM
| To: Bill Hider; email@example.com
| Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] What a weekend!!!
| Hi Bill,
| If I correctly underatnd your suggestion, I disagree with it. I
| think you are telling
| Ford to point his antenna into the wind, which would put the
| elements broadside to the
| wind. If so, this will be the MAXIMUM wind loading on the
| elements, not minimum. The
| ENDS of the elements must point into the wind for minimum element
| wind loading.
| Bill Hider wrote:
| > Ford,
| > Turn your beam so that it is "radiating" into the wind. That's
| > the least load on both the elements and the rotor.
| > BTW, what melted? Ice at the base of the tower? What's your QTH?
| > Bill, N3RR
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