At 02:02 PM 8/14/02 -0700, Steve wrote:
>Of course, I've been there, and done that, too (small tower leg, large plate
>and U-bolts) but all I do is shim the tower leg with steel angle iron. That
>not only increases its "diameter" to two inches (as the beam wants) but also
>provides a nice, flat (not round) mounting surface for the plate. The angle
>iron pieces cost about $2 at Home Depot...
Yes, but this also has the effect of concentrating any loads contributed by
the fixed yagi on one leg of the tower, which doesn't strike me as a very
good idea. I can't do the math to analyze how much better it is, but if it
were me, I think I'd figure out a way to put the load into at least two
legs, preferably all three.
73, Pete N4ZR
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