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[TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Corrosion Question 1

Subject: [TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Corrosion Question 1
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 19:46:07 EST
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I am an old PiROD person myself.  I would look to the NATE (National
Association of Tower Erectors) website to get their membership roles and
pole those guys.  It is the tower erector on the commercial side who will be
the customer for a non-destructive testing procedure as it will allow them
to build a reoccurring source of maintenance revenue.  

To gather some market potential, download the FAA tower database and sort it
by age and location.  Coastal installations I am guessing would be better
candidates in general.

Just some thoughts.


At first I thought this might work so I went to NATE web site and tried to 
find a member list and found out that you have to be a member to get a list. 
Then I found a listing of member websites and found out these are the 
manufactures and installers who have created the guy anchor corrosion problem 
in the 
first place and are trying to keep it quite.  FYI NATE has a warning on their 
site about guy anchor corrosion problems.

I do have the FAA database. There are a lot of errors and omissions. They 
have the telecom pole that was on ROHN's property listed as a tower. They have 
only about 108,000 structures in their database. They cannot tell me how many 
are commercial, ham or government owned towers in the database. It's an 
interesting database but I would not trust it.


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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