When looking for towers, keep in mind that the building code is interested
in the wind load at 70 mph while most tower ads specify wind load at 50 mph.
You have to ask for the 70 mph figure.
Good luck & enjoy the tower adventure.
Tony Armendariz, AD6ID
FISTS 3535 WPSS ARRL
At 01:41 PM 9/3/01 -0700, you wrote:
>It's time to get some aluminum up in the air, so I have been looking at
>various towers. I'm looking for something around 70', crank-up,
>freestanding, it will initially be used with an antenna with 8.7 sq. ft. of
>wind load.... but should be able to handle 15 or so. All the ads say "we
>make the best"... The question is simple... who makes the best tower?
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