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## Re: [TowerTalk] When is a 100' tower only 97' tall?

 To: "John Hudson" , "'John Becker'" , Re: [TowerTalk] When is a 100' tower only 97' tall? "Dan Schaaf" Wed, 8 Aug 2012 13:09:54 -0400 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 ```My bathroom scale says I am 215 lbs and my doctor's scale says I am 219 lbs. What shall I do. Neither scale tells me what I want to see. Best Regards Dan Schaaf ================================= K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com 60 Meters www.60metersonline.net ================================= ================================= -----Original Message----- From: John Hudson Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:07 PM To: 'John Becker' ; towertalk@contesting.com Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When is a 100' tower only 97' tall? You think that's bad.. got to your lumber yard and measure a 2x4 or a 2x6., then see what you are paying for! John KO4XJ -----Original Message----- From: towertalk-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of John Becker Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:25 AM To: towertalk@contesting.com Subject: [TowerTalk] When is a 100' tower only 97' tall? I was looking at the engineering drawing for Rohn 25G yesterday, and was surprised to see that the total length of a section is 10' 0". This *includes* the 3.5" that is inserted into the next section. The effective height of a 10' section is only 9' 8.5". While not significant for one section, it quickly adds up on a tall tower. I wondered if this was possibly an error on the drawing, so I went out to my tower and took a measurement. Sure enough, the distance from the bottom of the first section to the bottom of the second section is 9' 8.5". And here I've been thinking for years that my Rohn 25G-FK-68 tower was really 68' tall, when it's actually only 66' 3". I would call this a "truth in advertising" problem! 73, John, K9MM _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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