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[TowerTalk] Round vs. Flat

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Round vs. Flat
From: (Kurt Andress)
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 18:21:27 -0700
Barry wrote:
> Kurt,
> What exactly do those numbers mean? When the elements are
> braodside to the wind it's 11.5 and when parallel it's 4.1? Obviously
> not, but what number should be used when figuring how much to
> (over)load a tower?
> 73,
> Barry

You had it right, 11.5 with the antenna pointed into the wind (elements 
broadside), 4.1 with boom

Which of the two numbers depends on how clever you think you are. If you have 
designed a rotator
control system that will always keep the boom broadside to the wind, you might 
think about using the
small number. 
Otherwise, use the big one, that's the worst case static load this antenna 
would generate.

73, Kurt, K7NV

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