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[TowerTalk] Calculating Antenna Wind Load

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Calculating Antenna Wind Load
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Date: Tue Feb 11 16:14:34 2003
In a message dated 2/11/03 12:58:07 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

>  Also,
>  anything a tower maker can do  to make his tower look as strong as possible
>  will be to his benefit in HIS advertising literature.

    Umm, not really. Towers are typically designed to the TIA-222 Tower 
Standard so the structure capacity has been calculated by real live engineers 
for their tower customers.  

    Tower manufacturers are insurance-driven enterprises; anything that would 
increase their risk exposure (like falsely inflating specs) is not only 
dangerous but probably illegal (i.e. building permits obtained with false 

    Antenna manufacturers OTOH are free to do whatever they want with their 

Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for commercial and amateur 
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