|To:||"Tower (K8RI)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] My Tower cost|
|From:||Bill Coleman <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:20:33 -0400|
On Aug 24, 2004, at 3:40 PM, Tower (K8RI) wrote:
I've had 40 and 50 foot towers that had a tribander, or monobander on top, used dirt bases,
Sounds like you were lucky. This doesn't appear to be a well-engineered installation, and sounds far inferior to what the manufacturer recommends.
I had one 40' bracketed to the end of the house, that used a dirt base and
You're one darn lucky fellow. Are you promoting the installation of marginal towers?
I'm all for being cheap, but I refused to cut corners when it comes to safety. Consider how your insurance company would react when they discover an improperly engineered tower installation was the cause of damage.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!" -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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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