Tom Osborne wrote:
> Hi Rex et al
> Yeah, but for how long?
> I've always wondered if that is a sustained 70 mph wind for 5 hours or a
> gust or 2 at that speed. 73
> Tom W7WHY
Shouldn't make any difference. The analysis is for static loads, not
However, a "sustained 70 mi/hr wind" will likely have gusts that are
This is recognized in standard weather data with terms like "fastest
mile wind speed". Fortunately, you don't have to try to derive this
stuff from first principles. The TIA spec (and numerous antenna
websites) give the "rating wind speed" on a county by county basis, and
you just plug that into the mfrs formula.
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