I spoke to US Towers about a more heavy duty version of their Tubular
Towers. They said they could do it and the additional cost wasn't all
that much. I doubt, though, that they'll be able to build one to
handle 90MPH and 1/2" radial ice. I still think a lattice structure
is the way to go unless you have money for a fixed bertha.
On 9/12/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You are lucky that you are allowed to install a tower and having a 90 MPH
> system is not a bad thing.
> US Towers has the following statement on their web site: "Our dedicated
> staff offers technical assistance and support for all of our valued
> customers". So they should be able to help you, assuming that their
> mission statement is accurate. Since they already make the MA-770 and
> MA-850, which have larger bases, they should not have too much trouble
> building a 55' tubular tower using this larger tubing that will meet your
> wind requirements.
> John KK9A
> To: email@example.com
> From: Aldewey
> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:12:06 EDT
> I think you are right. I thought the hard part would be getting an
> form our CCRs. I was able to do that with not a big problem. But I spent
> minutes with the City Building Commission here in Plymouth, Minnesota and he
> insisted on 90 MPH Wind Loading, 1/2 radial ice, with the antenna fully
> extended (i.e. not nested). He would not move off this position no matter
> said. I tried all kind of arguements like precedent installations,
> etc. but he would not have any of it.
> Not sure what my next move is.
> Al, K0AD
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