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Re: [TowerTalk] Broken Self Supporting Crank Up Tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Broken Self Supporting Crank Up Tower
From: Alan AB2OS <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 06:23:51 -0400
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Perhaps I wasn't clear: a 50' AN Wireless Light Duty tower *will* handle the SteppIR in a 100mph wind. To put the antenna that extra 10' higher would necessitate going for the Heavy Duty model costing much more.

BTW, since people have referred specifically to Trylon towers, you may be interested to see the engineer's report comparing the AN Wireless and the Trylon:

(Of course, the AN Wireless towers are not crank-up, so one might still prefer the Trylon.)

Alan AB2OS

On 06/11/04 11:01 pm Bernard(wtrone) put fingers to keyboard and launched the following message into cyberspace:

    If you have ever had a tower come crashing down, you would know that it
is much better to do the "right" thing up front than have a big mess sitting
in your back yard.

I just came from looking at the specs for the AN Wireless
self-supporting towers ( I had been thinking of a
60' tower to support my 3-el SteppIR (by no means large: less than 7 sq.
ft.), but I found that the max. surface area one of their 60' Light Duty
models will support with 90mph winds is less than 1 sq. ft.!

If I want to put this antenna on a tower in this location (Ottawa Co.,
W. Michigan), I must either settle for a 50' Light Duty tower or put out
almost $1000 more for the 60' Heavy Duty model. The foundation
requirements are different too.

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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