Hi Dave. Thanks for the note. And I agree completely! When I bought my
12' aluminum mast (from Texas Towers), Gerald ran the numbers for me. No
way do I want some mast that is on the verge of failing.
I did not mean to imply that anyone can just use aluminum (or anything else
for that matter) without doing the proper calculations. Choosing a mast is
more than "I like aluminum" or "I like steel" -- it requires analysis, and
then choosing the proper material for the particular installation. In my
case, a good aluminum mast made sense.
It is good of you to volunteer to do those calcs for folks -- I've sent bent
and broken masts before, and I want no part of them, hihi.
73 from Texas....
----- Original Message -----
> rather than plan for graceful mast failure we can design for no failure.
> Designing these things is not difficult and beats worrying everytime a
> heavy wind
> comes up. I had a rather flimsy wooden mast and it would keep me up during
> wind storms. I built is light so that if (when) it came down it wouldn't
> the house. But with metal masts I have the numbers to calculate things and
> sleep better. 73.
> Dave WX7G
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