In a message dated 9/2/02 5:18:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> (K3BU) > Normal non-corrosive atmosphere, yes, I would not worry much, but
> in coastal areas it is a problem.
> (K7LXC) As it is for hot dipped galvanized towers as well.
> This is an interesting point because I have been under the impression all
> these years that properly hot-dip galvanized steel would last forever in a
> salt spray environment. Please tell me if I'm wrong about that.
Yes, you're wrong. Aluminum antennas at some of these hostile environment
QTH's only last a year or two - the towers maybe 5 to 10. I'm sure there are
more horror stories.