David Gilbert wrote:
> And what does your gut feeling tell you about the fluidity of the soil
> under the base since you've never seen it? That's what will determine
> whether his tower tips over or not. It isn't even possible to "do the
> math" until someone checks out that soil.
Poor soil can be assumed. If it still looks adequate.....
> This whole discussion amazes me. If any part of ham radio screams for
> proper engineering, it is tower and antenna installation. Why would
> anyone invest that much money in a project involving health and safety
> (i.e., liability) based upon "gut feel"?
Agreed, but it's already done. Analysis at this point is not "failure
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