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Re: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish?

To: "'John D'Ausilio'" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish?
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 01:14:54 -0400
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Don't even think about trying to move with a dish in the vertical 
position.  The broadcast satellite trucks stow their dishes "face 
down" on the top of the vehicle.  Any other orientation will most 
certainly rip the antenna off the mount or flip the vehicle at any 
normal travel speed (if it isn't destroyed at the first overpass).


   ... Joe, W4TV 
       former Director of Engineering, BAF Communications -  
       we built a large percentage of the broadcast satellite

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of John D'Ausilio
> Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:12 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish?
> Can anyone point me to formulae for calculating the horizontal load on
> a dish in various positions relative to the wind? Actually, the dish
> is on a vehicle and I'm trying to decide if it's worth my time to
> reconfigure so that the dish is facing backward instead of forward
> during travel. Tower content: it's mounted atop the 20 ft crank-up
> aluminum pole I've mentioned here previously .. but it's cranked down
> during travel :)
> de w1rt/john


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