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Subject: [Towertalk] "Light Poles" as Antenna Towers
From: (Terry Dunlap)
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:06:17 -0800
A search of Google took me to  They have a pretty good chart of 
allowable loads
for their poles.  Certainly a good place to start.

73 de Terry KK6T

At 07:25 AM 1/10/2003 -0600, Terry Miller wrote:

>Hello All,
>As I look around at light poles I see poles with long arms, sometimes as 
>long as ten or fifteen feet long with large mercury vapor lights weighing 
>forty pounds or more each, standing in parking lots. Other light poles may 
>just have a small spot light lighting a flag. I wonder how one would 
>determine how much of an antenna load a particular light pole could handle.
>In addition, some light poles used along highways have a brake-away 
>feature built into them to protect motorists who may collide with them 
>along the highway.  Just something to think about when using light poles 
>for antenna towers.
>de Terry, KB9YXV
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