Some place in time, all of the tower assembly has to absorb shock. Over a 25
year period, I can see that allowing slopp in the system, allowed everthing to
survive...With rigidity, the rotator was usually first to go.
In a point to point system at gigs, I can see rigitity.
on HF with big monos, slopp works best , as long as you are cognizant of all
the inherant parameters in your particular installation.
I have 6 towers, at 2 diifferent locations in the midwest , sometimes with 40
foot booms, and i can tell you,the rotators always take the shock in a rigid
installation(my observation alone).
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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