In a message dated 4/23/01 3:38:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> Last year a local ham put up a stacked array on a water pipe mast.
> During a winter storm, it bent about 20 degrees just above the snorkel
> on the Rohn 25. He seems to think he can attach a line and bend the
> mast back into line so it will drop through the top section. I don't
> think this stands a chance of working and have advised him to spend
> the bucks and hire a crane. What is the collective wisdom on how to
> handle this situation without getting someone killed or injured.
It's unfortunate that the guy didn't submit a claim to his insurance
because it would have been covered but he's probably missed the 30-day window
for submitting a claim. Then he could've had professionals come out and take
care of it (they would've used a crane). The insurance company *expects* you
to use professionals.
In any case, I would recommend taking the whole array off the tower with
a crane or boomtruck and then re-installing everything including a proper
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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