From correspondence with AN Wireless I learned that they claim their
permissible load/area figures are still good for an antenna mounted
within 10' of the top of the tower.|
Another thing: as I understand it, the tower manufacturers' permitted
surface area figures assume that the antenna is mounted immediately at
the top of the tower. When that same antenna is mounted 5, 10 or more
feet above the top of the tower on a mast, the forces on the tower are
increased significantly; the mast may survive, but not the tower itself.
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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