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[Towertalk] HDX-555 specs

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Subject: [Towertalk] HDX-555 specs
From: (David)
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:12:07 -0400
The PE sheets that were sent for my yet-to-be-delivered US Towers HDX-555
have increased the hole size to 5'x5'x6.5' and larger rebar (the website
says 4'x4'x6').  When I asked what the windload rating would be for 105mph
(here in Florida)  I was told by the very nice lady that the PE said it
could handle "2 sq ft of antenna."   Wow, it went from 30 sq ft at 70mph to
2 sq ft at 105mph.  Of course, what I really needed to know is what it would
handle cranked all the way down, since I surely won't leave it up in the
face of an approaching hurricane.  She said the PE wanted $450 to tell me
that info.   Now I realize that's probably money well spent, but the $900
shipping and $600 for concrete has already drained the well, so to speak.
:-)   I can already see the look in my wife's eyes - she's planning how
she's going to get even with me!

David, K4ZZR

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