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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25G and Ice Loading

To: Lee Buller <>,TowerTalk Reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25G and Ice Loading
From: Joe - WDØM <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:30:20 -0700
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Lived on the coast of Alaska for quite a few years - we had a heck of an ice storm, resulting in up to 3 inches of ice on my tower and antennas. There is a picture on my old web site:

The picture appeared in QST a couple of years ago. The tower stood tall - and we had winds of 125 mph as well. The antenna pictured is a Mosley Pro57B-40, with a Cushcraft 5 element 6 meter yagi on top. The guys were Philystran, and had a 3 inch coating of ice on them. I'd guess that it takes a lot to bring down a well-guyed Rohn 25G.


At 12:48 PM 1/11/2005, Lee Buller wrote:

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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