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## Re: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish?

 To: "'John D'Ausilio'" , Re: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish? "J. Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT" Mon, 4 Sep 2006 09:08:09 -0400
 ```John, You might want to point it up when moving. That would produce the least load. Facing down might create an effect similar to a wing and provide lift! :-) Vy 73, Gordon Beattie, W2TTT 201.314.6964 w2ttt@att.net w2ttt@att.com w2ttt@arrl.net -----Original Message----- From: towertalk-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of John D'Ausilio Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 8:17 AM To: towertalk@contesting.com Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish? Thanks to all who responded .. Jim verified my basic assumption re: front vs back. Looks like I'm dealing with somewhere around 300-400 lbs at 65mph Richard and Roger, I'd like to have a different mounting option but I don't right now :( Joe, I've put about 200 miles on the van at speeds up to 65mph with the dish facing forward with no sign of stress/damage to dish, poles or van .. the dish has a pretty hefty center mount and the moment arm is only about a foot. de john/w1rt On 9/3/06, John D'Ausilio wrote: > 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 > _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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