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[TowerTalk] Rohn 25G and Ice Loading

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25G and Ice Loading
From: Lee Buller <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:48:37 -0800 (PST)
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To start a new thread.....
Last week, we had a ice storm come through Southcentral Kansas that snapped 
power poles, limbs and branches and trees like they were tooth picks.  My 
TH6DXX hung in there and drooped like a centipede...but sprung back horizontal 
after the ice melted.  The dipoles came down (ropes broke - I should replace 
the parachute cord with new is more than 20 years old with a lot of 
knots) and they had about 3/4" of ice on them.  The tower was covered with at 
least 1/2 inch of ice or more.
What has been the collective experience of those of you who have ice where you 
live as to what it takes to bring down Rohn 25G?  Luckily we did not have wind. 
 So, what have been some experiences?
Lee Buller - K0WA

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