On Jun 3, 2009, at 7:04 AM, Andy wrote:
>> Approximately 10% goes in the ground. So for 40 foot actual
>> height, you
>> need a 44+ foot pole.
> There is an array not far from here of about a dozen tall wooden
> visible from a mile or two. I've read that it supports a Sterba
> Sorry I don't know the operator's call off-hand (now in his 90's).
> I've read that his poles sit on top of concrete pads and are not
> anchored at
> the base at all.
> I'm not a pole guy, but I think many telephone poles are treated with
> chemicals that might make them "hazardous waste" now. When I was
> up, I remembered they sure smelled pretty bad. :-)
Probably creosote, also used to treat wood for docks and railroad
ties. The EPA Superfund folks have been cleaning up the site of a
former creosote facility a mile or so from my QTH. They have spent
well upwards of $100 million over the past 20 years and are still not
finished. Nasty stuff!
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