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RE: [TowerTalk] Nonconductive towers

To: "Daly, Greg TQO" <>,"Towertalk" <>
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Nonconductive towers
From: "Richard Karlquist" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 19:56:22 -0800
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> whole tower tilts down to work on, so I can inspect all the work, and
> complain about it right away. It goes together with hand tools, and the
> winch on my pickup is good enough to lift it. They claim their 107 foot
> version will take 14.6 square feet of antenna with ice and 110 mph wind.
> They also claim you can put 500 pounds at the top..... and,

Are you saying that you can put 500 pounds at the top (while laying
on the ground) and tilt it up?  If it can do that, it should be
self supporting and not even need guys at all.  Also, 500 pounds is
over 50,000 foot pounds.  If the tower is 3 feet wide at the bottom,
that is 17,000 pounds for your pickup winch.  I would venture to say a winch
big would move your pickup instead of the tower.  I'd really like
to believe in this tower but physics keeps getting in the way.

Rick N6RK


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