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Subject: [TowerTalk] HDX-555 load question
From: 9K2HN <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:40:16 -0700
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    I'm installing now two optibeam antenna's on a US Tower HDX-555 the
antenna are:-

Ob16-3 16 element 10, 15, 20m weight 45 KG and wind load 12.6 sq/ft
Ob40-4  4 element 40m monobander weight 75 KG wind load 16.2 sq/ft

total is 28.8 sq/ft and 120 KG (Lbs 264)

US tower web page says it can handle 70 MPH Winds -- 29.5 sq. feet; 350
lbs. (159 KG)

so I'm close to the limits.

My question is; can the HDX-555 when it is fully erect handle them in
strong wind? any experience with similar installation?

I'm asking now before it is too late. we don't have very strong wind it
is hardly reaching 110KM

your comments will be appreciated

de 9k2hn


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