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Re: [TowerTalk] Power Pole

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Power Pole
From: Larry Melby <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 06:28:28 -0700 (PDT)
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If you have ever gaffed out of a pole ( I can still feel the splinters 20 years 
later) it would diminish the desire to use one for a tower unless you have 
ready access to a bucket truck

--- On Wed, 6/3/09, Dennis W0JX <> wrote:

From: Dennis W0JX <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Power Pole
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 8:05 AM

The value to you depends on how you are going to use it. They are hefty beasts 
and can easily support a very large array. Approximately 10% goes in the 
ground. So for 40 foot actual height, you need a 44+ foot pole.
The main problem for arrays is rotor mounting and providing a proper thrust 
bearing at the top. And of course, there is the climbing issue.
Once it is up, how do you take it (the pole) down? In my opinion, a tower is 
better. You can take it with you when you move or sell it if you have to 
Dennis W0JX/8


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