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Re: [TowerTalk] Aluminum mast

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Aluminum mast
From: Dave NØRQ <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 08:50:49 -0600
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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....

Dave N0RQ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <>

> Dave,
> 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 
> damage
> the house. But with metal masts I have the numbers to calculate things and 
> can
> sleep better. 73.
>    Dave WX7G


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