[TowerTalk] Strongest mast material?

Scott Detloff K8DX ni8l@raex.com
Wed, 19 Apr 2000 06:34:20 -0400

Hi Mike,

After reading what some of the other guys had to say about big masts,
I'll give you something else to consider.  Working on them is real pain.
Depending on what you are planning to put up, think about the
possibility of just having tower extend past the top set of guys.  The top
antenna can be on a rotator for 360 degree rotation, and the bottom
on sidemounts or a ring.  This comes in very handy for servicing and 
should be much stronger than a mast.

I've thrown together a web page that has some pictures that might 
help you visualize this.  It's at : http://www.qsl.net/k8dx .

73...Scott K8DX

-----Original Message-----
From: michael watts <wy6k@yahoo.com>
To: List Antennas and Towers <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 1:23 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Strongest mast material?

>So which mast is stronger:  Chromally or High Carbon
>Steel?  What is the general consensus on the strongest
>mast.  Double wall, triple wall?  
>I need 22 feet, 20 feet of which will be above the
>Mike wy6k
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