I was camping and carried a 21 ft toprail for a chainlink fence for my 10
elt (horiz + 10 vertical) 2 meter beam. I had it tied to the awning
supports near the front window on the motorhome and the bottom sitting on
the rotor attached to a board with nails extended into the ground to keep it
You had to see this to get the full effect but one morning after a storm,
the toprail had bent in a gentle curve starting just above the top mounting
point to the tip being completely horizontal and the beam was pointing
STRAIGHT at the ground. The end was probably 3 or 4 ft clear of the ground.
It was absolutely hilarious. I doubt I will ever forget. Nothing was
damaged except the toprail.
Unless you can take a joke and the cost of failure, do it the right way.
----- Original Message -----
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <Eroddy4366@aol.com>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] masts.
> In a message dated 6/1/2007 9:13:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> > At a former QTH with less wind exposure I had a 20/15/10 stack of W2PV
> monobanders on 20' of 2 3/8 OD galvanized cast pipe. Except for eating
> rotators (Daiwa and Create even using 2 thrust bearings) it survived just
> fine thru many northeasters, CAT 2 & 3 hurricanes and ice storms while on
> 100' of 25G.
> Im sure that there are many parts of the country that cast pipe would
> but dont discount it altogether.
> In other words, you lucked out!
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
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