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[TowerTalk] Loading crankup towers?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Loading crankup towers?
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:10:15 -0000
With all this talk about vertical antennas let me ask this question.
I have been told that a crankup tower will not load well as a vertical do to
the sections not being fastened together.

My thought would be to hang wires along the side of the tower similar to a
cage dipole with the tower inside. These wires would be spaced and insolated
from the tower. At the top the wires would be joined together. At the base a
ring going around the tower where all the hanging wires would be
attached.This cage of wires would be insolated from ground. Along the tower
spacers or  rings might be used to prevent the hanging wires from hitting
and shorting to the tower. To extend the height of the tower a vertical
element could be attached to the wires but insolated from the tower.

Comments please.

Rich AA2MF

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