Yup...I know. I took down 100ft of Rohn 25 for an old timer. He had a pair of
stacked 8 element 2m beams on top and under them a Cushcraft A3. The tower was
guided with aluminum ground wire at the 75ft and 50ft level. Nothing else. It
was up for about 20yrs...you could pull on the aluminum wire and the entire
tower would move...scary!
Well I hope the club gets a new tower and has another good 50 years.
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Mills
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Collapse - New Kensington, PA @ K3MJW
Tower had been up a long time. Would still be there if the guy wire hadn't
It was an old tower - probably as old as the club itself and we're
celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Whether it was spec'd for that or
not is a mystery. We got almost 50 good years out of it though.
Chuck / W3YNI
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:10 PM, WA3GIN <email@example.com> wrote:
Doesn't look like that tower was spec'd to go 100ft, esp. with the number
of antennas attached.
Better Luck Next Time,
----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles Mills" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Towertalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:09 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Collapse - New Kensington, PA @ K3MJW
Charles L. Mills
Westmoreland Co. ARES EC
Amateur Radio Callsign W3YNI
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