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[TowerTalk] Wind Loading redux

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Wind Loading redux
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 10:38:56 -0400

     My design approach for my tower system is to make sure I don't have to
babysit the thing, keeping it pointed in the "right" direction, when the
wind is howling outside.  If you select  your materials properly, and
install them with forethought to minimizing stresses, you'll sleep better on
those windy nights.  In other words, do your cypherin' (I like that term.
Thanks, Jethro.)

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F
-----Original Message-----
From: J. Kincade <>
To: EUGENE SMAR <>; Kurt Andress
Cc: Tower Talk <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, June 08, 2001 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wind Loading redux

>Why not just turn the array so the short side of the boom is pointed into
>the prevailing wind?
>Jerry W5KP
>>      I think what you're cautioning us about is the case where we have
>> HF Yagi arrays in which the balance point (and mounting point) of the
>> is not the center of the boom.  In these cases, wind blowing broadside to
>> the boom will want to turn the longer side of the boom away from the
>> creating torque on the mast/rotator/tower.

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