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RE: [TowerTalk] Mast load question

To: "KJ0M" <>, <>
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Mast load question
From: "Wendell Wyly - W5FL" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 23:40:14 -0500
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It isn't the 45# with a 12 foot lever arm that is the problem, it is the 80
mph wind gust of 30 pounds per sq ft x the 12 sq ft x the 12 foot lever arm
that bends the mast and bends the tower.  The windload with the tower
vertical can be 8 times worse than the static load when the tower is tilted.
At least it is a crank up tower that folds over, so  you won't need a crane
to fix it unless you can't lower it.  Self Supporting Towers in Texas seldom

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[]On Behalf Of KJ0M
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 2:55 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Mast load question

I have a question regarding the installation of a couple of antennas
on a US Tower TX-472 crank-up, tilt-over tower. The question involves


See:  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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