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Re: [TowerTalk] Inspect Your Boom to Mast Plates!

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Inspect Your Boom to Mast Plates!
From: Ethan <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 04:48:23 -0500
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Bob Selbrede, K6ZZ wrote:
> I went up the tower yesterday to take down the Christmas
> lights and noticed something disturbing.  I happed to notice
> that the boom to mast plate (stock 1/4" aluminum plate) on
> my KLM 40M4 had stress cracks radiating out from the points
> where the four clamps attach the plate to the mast.  
This is one reason to use heavy galvanized steel plate instead of 
aluminum.  There's just too much stress on these plates to use anything 
which fatigues easily.

Ethan KC8HES

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