In a message dated 2/11/03 12:58:07 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> 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
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