Thanks for all replies - private and on the forum.
The real thrust of my query was who did people use to assess the damage to
satisfy the insurance company. Most adjusters will not have a clue. A local
tower installer may be the best answer yet if I can find one. The best the
insurance company could suggest was an electrician.
I did point the insurance company to websites that had the various damaged
antennas listed yesterday.
I normally do the tower work myself with my son. The insurance company is OK
with me doing the work but obviously would not pay for me or my son for the
work. This will be interesting as the top antenna (a 2 element 40M yagi) has
the half elements from one side over the top of the half elements on the
other side making it unbalanced. The KT36XA has several elements that are
now swept like jet wings. The rotator appears to be a goner. Surprisingly,
the tower (100 foot Rohn 45G) seems to untouched.
73, Larry W6NWS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Fuller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Larry" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 1:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Slightly OT - antenna damage
> hi Larry -
> Sorry to har about you problem. Ten ore fiftteen years ago I lost a tower
> and a bif home made 40-10 "yagii" in an ice storm. Myinsurance accepted a
> written estimate from a local tower manufacurer and installer and a copy
> of an add (with price) for a very roughly equal LP. Although it seemed
> like a lot of money to me,I think it was sort of small stuff to them
> considering all of the claims they were handling. At any rate I felt they
> handeled me very well. nb I then built a 10-40 LP which I love!
> Good Luck es 73's,
> Gene / W2LU
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 7:41 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Slightly OT - antenna damage
>> While I was in Asia a tornado came through the yard and damaged three
>> antennas - two of the three antennas on the tower and one ground mounted.
>> My insurance company isn't exactly sure how to figure the damage and
>> thought maybe an electrician could look at the antennas. I am sure some
>> readers have been through this kind of thing and I was wondering how it
>> was handled. by their insurance company. Let's not clutter the forum with
>> replies but if you have experience and you are willing to share your
>> experience I would appreciate an off-forum note to w6nws [at] arrl.net.
>> 73, Larry W6NWS
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