[TowerTalk] Cross Arms

Jim Jim" <jdc@ieway.com
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 12:27:04 -0800

Make a brace for what you had....Use the same stock for the brace....

Simple enough....

Jim W7RY

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Buller <k0wa@southwind.net>
To: towertalk@contesting.com <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Friday, December 10, 1999 04:22
Subject: [TowerTalk] Cross Arms

>Here in Southcentral Kansas, we had a very wet 10" snow about a week ago,
>The TH6DXX and the Rohn 25G came through OK....but my 160 meter L did not.
>I am using a cross-arm at the top of the tower (just under the rotor).  I
>cannot remember what you call this stuff exactly, but you can get it at any
>hardware store.  It is used to install garage door openers and window
>air-conditions.  It is angle-iron with pre-stamped-drill holes.  It is
>pretty good to mount on the 25G because the holes match great.
>But, the dog-on thing bent under the weight of the snow on the horizontal
>part of the 160 Inverted L.  Yes, there was about 4 inches surrounding the
>wire and the parachute cord which was tied to an old elm tree that shed
>about 15 percent of all its limbs in the snow.
>Question....  What do you use for a STRONG cross arm?
>Lee Buller
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