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Subject: [TowerTalk] Octahedron Towers
From: "Jim & Velma Woods" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:53:40 -0800
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I am new to the tower-talk group but have interest in building an unusual tower 
for a small HF beam or quad.  It is based on a design from the 80's where 
1-inch EMT conduit is used to build sections of the tower in a series of 
octahedrons.  Height would be about 44 ft.  Plans are sketchy and engineering 
analysis appears to be almost non-existent.  The towers were used to support 
wind generators.  Most wind generators have quite a bit of wind loading 
compared with ham antennas.

Any initial comments?


Jim Woods, W7PUP
Grants Pass, OR

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