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From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Mon Mar 3 21:13:24 2003
And to tailend on Bill's remarks....

....having Towertalk keeps there from being more poor choices made when 
towers are installed... tnx K7LXC for probably avoiding some of those 
potentially life threatening errors of judgement.

Towertalk ain't about putting someone down it is about sharing ideas so 
as a whole all our installations are less expensive/better 
quality/safer/easier all the things all of us strive for, eh?


Jim, K4OJ

...54 days until the Florida QSO Party - be there! wrote:

>When I originally posted the link to the unfortunate guy with the tower, I 
>posted it as an item of general interest to anyone with a tower.  I was 
>surprised to see how long the thread became.
>I want to throw an addtional two cents worth in.  I have three 200 foot 
>towers and most of you on the reflector have towers ranging from ten feet to 
>200 feet.  Aside from the aesthetics aspect, most non-hams do not want a 
>tower next to their property for safety reasons.  They are afraid that the 
>tower will fall over on their home.
>Think about it for a moment.  How many installations do you know about in 
>your area that are less than safe?  Not your own of course, but surely 
>someone in town has one.  Assuming you climb, would you be willing to climb 
>anyone's tower in your club or town...probably not.  I know I wouldn't.  I 
>have personally seen or heard hams supposedly knowledgeable about towers use 
>some really unsafe designs such as the guy with the screw anchors on the 150 
>footer.  How many freestanding towers sitting in a yard of concrete, or 50 
>foot tower bases just stuck in the ground with no concrete do you know about? 
> How many Rohn 25 installations are just house bracketed to the fascia boards 
>(a poor way to do it)?  The answer is Florida.
>It is really amazing that there aren't more events like the one this thread 
>has been about.
>Bill K4XS
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