I have since seen the CQ article about this subject and think K7PN has done
a great job of transferring the extra tower twisting stresses caused by the
sidemount to a set of guys by incorporating a Rohn TA55 as part of the
sidemount. Looks really great to me . . .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan & Patricia Griffiths" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Tower considerations when using side arms
> 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
> significant tower damage, caused by a rotating sidemount installation? I
> have never heard of one . . .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <email@example.com>
> To: <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
> > says "...this is about a potentially fatal flaw in some towers that
> > lead to their collapse in even a moderate wind. If you have a tower
> > side arms, this article is required reading."
> > Rob
> > K5UJ
> > email@example.com