Stan or Patricia Griffiths wrote:
> One problem with trying to get history info on this sort of stuff is that
> the VERY BEST history information on tower failures, of any kind, is located
> within the manufacturer of those towers. They certainly are not interested
> in sharing that very damaging information with you and me.
> Another source is users and owners of failed towers who could tell us a lot
> about their experiences. They are often embarrassed to talk about it since
> a tower failure often reflects unfavorably on them, the owner.
> The other problem is that a good collection of "tower failure" information
> (that would help all of us immensely to install safer towers) could also be
> used by those who would use it against us as excellent proof of the dangers
> of ham towers in neighborhoods. It is hard enough to get permission to put
> up a ham tower now without some irate neighbor coming forth with an inch
> thick report of how they fail and endanger the kids in the area . . .
> Especially damaging to getting a permit to put up a tower would be the exact
> report you are asking for . . . details on how "properly installed" towers
> have failed . . . This would say to local governments, "See! In spite of
> how carefully these dangerous towers are installed and inspected, they STILL
> fail and endanger our children!" I think the risk inherent in getting this
> information is greater than the risk of NOT getting it . . . Just my opinion
> . . . I wish this were not the case.
> Red wrote:
> > Universal has sold towers for a long time. I wonder if there is any
> > history of failure of towers correctly installed, within load and other
> > limits.
> > 73 de WOØW
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