Michael Hatzakis Jr MD wrote:
> What surprises me is that one guy wire failure could bring down the whole
> tower... isn't there usually some degree of redundancy built into these
> tower systems?
Yes, you could break a guy and not take out the tower, but in this case
(WNBY) I believe it broke the guy anchor. There were only three anchors
for the whole tower, with all the guys for one side of the tower coming
down to a single anchor. This is a common configuration for guyed towers.
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> Steve London wrote:
>> Sorry...don't know any details, other than ice loading and wind.
>> Steve, N2IC
> A local radio station in my area (WNBY AM & FM)lost their tower last
> winter when someone pulling a snowmobile trailer was turning around in
> their parking lot and caught one of the guy anchors with the trailer...
> the tower fell right on top of the studio and scared everyone inside
> half to death, but there were no injuries. Within a week they were back
> up and running low power with a rooftop vertical FM antenna and a
> longwire AM antenna about 20 feet up. It worked surprisingly well.
> Ethan KC8HES
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