Back in the 70s a friend over in Alma (W7FV ... have since lost track of
him) had just left for sea. We had a storm go through and his Heights failed
dumping the big 20 meter monobander right through the roof above the living
room as I recall.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tod Olson" <email@example.com>
To: "'S. J. Blackwell'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:38 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] buying new tower
> I will not try to explain this, but one must wonder why the
>bolt holes were wallowed out. From my old days of making
>experimental aircraft, one has to wonder if the bolts were too
>small for the holes or if the was just not enough meat for the
It is my opinion (and only that) that the wall thickness of the tubes used
by Heights in 1972 (when the tower was fabricated) was insufficient for the
stress I placed on the tower sections. I believe that the wall thickness of
the tubing used today is much greater.
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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