Driving home today after a recent thunderstorm, I saw a crank up
(telescoping triangular tower) BROKEN completely in two pieces with the beam
hanging nearly on the ground. This was a fairly heavy duty tower with only
a tri-bander on it and only about a 50 foot tower. He needs a crane to get
it down now.
Never ceases to amaze me that it takes me 8 5/16 EHS guys to hold my Rohn 45
tower and small 2 element quad antenna and others seem to think a little
piece of concrete is going to hold their crank up towers in the extended
position indefinitely. I am sure the load was only 6-8 sq feet, but that
As Don, K5DUT often said, "Self Supporting Towers in Texas aren't"
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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