Not true at all!
Unfortunately, I think Heights still has the wrong idea on tower
section lengths at 8 feet.
Universal uses 'almost' the same size welding rig, but makes their
tower sections 10 feet long.
I prefer a minimum number of 'joints' in the tower.
BOTH use excellent grade of STRONG aluminum at this time, unlike in
the distant past when softer (lawnchair?) aluminum was used for some
TV-type tower sections they made.
Quoting Alan NV8A <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 03/20/11 07:16 pm, K8RI on TT wrote:
>>> This idea is appealing; never seen one in person though.
>> I helped remove one of those along with the 5L 20 meter monobander from
>> a friends living room after a storm in alma MI. The welds broke right
>> at the hinge.
>> That was back in the late 70's so I'd hope they've improved since then.
> A few years back I was considering one of these, but one of the
> long-time "inhabitants" of this reflector -- a tower installer in
> another part of the country (so he wasn't going to be getting any
> business from me) -- said the tubing was like that used in lawn furniture
> Alan NV8A
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