Well, Steve Higbee can stand flat footed in a strong wind storm and lower
antennas if he wants but I prefer not to absorb a lightning strike in the
process. It is a nice feature if wind is all you have to deal with. But since
that is seldom the case, I'd say wind load is still relevant.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Tavan <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2004 1:32 pm
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] RE: One Man Tower-LRFD
> No, it's a typo. I received the following from Steve Higbee KD6JDM
> One Man Tower USA, the authorized US source:
> "Please note: the website is incorrect on the antenna area
> rating. Should
> be 5.7 SF. Antenna area actually is irrelevant in the case of a
> Tower, as you may stand on solid ground and quickly and easily
> lower a very
> large array, even during a strong wind storm. Our towers are
> unique in that
> I don't think he really meant "irrelevant" or "very large" either.
> intriguing towers are not the easiest to evaluate. Any
> testimonials out
> /Rick N6XI
> Pete Smith wrote:
> > I guess I inferred from the area number used and the resulting
> > speeds, that if you worked the problem backwards he's saying
> that 19
> > square feet are good to at least 100 mph (103 is the lowest
> > given in the table). Is this correct?
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
> "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-
> 800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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