Unfortunately, I don't have access to CQ so I have not read the article.
K5IU is a knowledgeable PE so I would pay attention to what he says,
however, has there ever been a documented case of a tower collapse, or even
significant tower damage, caused by a rotating sidemount installation? I
have never heard of one . . .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 6:05 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] Tower considerations when using side arms
> The CQ article I mentioned yesterday is "Tower Considerations When Using
> Side Arms" by Dick Weber, PE, K5IU in the July issue on p. 11. The blurb
> says "...this is about a potentially fatal flaw in some towers that could
> lead to their collapse in even a moderate wind. If you have a tower with
> side arms, this article is required reading."
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