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[Towertalk] Sidemount concerns

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Subject: [Towertalk] Sidemount concerns
From: (Rob Atkinson, K5UJ)
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:40:03 +0000
It was in CQ; not QST.  July issue as I recall.

Rob Atkinson

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 16:34:26 +0000 writes:
>Well, guys there is some validity of the concern about a side mounted 
>antenna or other, causing undo stresses on a tower.  Wasn't there an 
>article in last month's QST that talked about how most installations are 
>not good and if the stresses are calculated, most towers could collapse?  
>Little 2M beams may be one thing but larger HF antennas may be a future 
>problem, regardless of the number of legs attached.  Look around for that 
>article and consult with its author and/or your own local structural 
>engineer.  Phil  KB9CRY

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