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To: "Jim Jarvis" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] RE: tower
From: "Dave Christensen" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:52:14 -0700
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   Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh,errrrrrrrrrrr,Ahhhhhhhhhhhh part of my master plan to
acquire Comcast, capture Austin Powers and rule the world....... and then
sell the movie rights for Austin Powers sequel.


Issues that I am attempting to address.
1. Corrosion and maintenance (especially on connecting hardware) on aging
towers located near the ocean.
2. Ferrous materials on steel towers distort compass readings used to align
weather instruments.
3. Potentially smaller wind profile, hence lower forces to deal with on the
4. Potentially lighter weight to simplfy installation.
5. I am also curious if non-ferrous materials are an advantage with RF
signals, or as  cornealiouspaul mentioned that the low conductivity of
carbon fibers near the elements can actually complicate RF tuning.

Dave C

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Jarvis []
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 5:09 PM
Subject: tower

My, my, my.  Dave, you've surely stirred the imagination
with your question!

If you don't mind my asking, why would you want to use
composites?  Got something against steel or aluminum?

Jim Jarvis, n2ea
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