I'm about to install a roof tower with a 2.5 square feet winload antenna.
I'm contemplating mast length and have come to realize that I don't really
know what computations I should be making to avoid damage to my roof.
I was thinking of a 10 foot mast, 6 feet would stick out of the tower. But
why not a 20 foot mast? How about 13? How would I know?
I'm looking for references for the computations involved and the forces that
a roof can be expected to endure. I need to decide what the mast is going
to be made of and how long it can be. At 80 mph is the roof going to lift
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Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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