[TowerTalk] Tower concerns
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 00:18:24 -0600
I somewhat agree but why don't they publish the specs for
those of us who live in 90mph wind zones?
> In a message dated 1/15/01 4:48:24 PM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > How true ... I vividly remember a phone conversation with a tower vendor
> > (and regular advertiser on TowerTalk)
> Actually we don't have any advertisers, regular or otherwise. Business
> owners who are TowerTalk subscribers are encouraged to post product and
> service related info of interest to the rest of us.
> > in which I asked for 100 MPH specs
> > on his towers (both extended and retracted). He completely refused to
> > provide the information unless I paid for a custom engineering study
> > (several hundred dollars for each tower I was considering)!
> DUH! What's your point? Of course running calculations for anything other
> than minimum brochure specs is going to cost money - they just don't have
> them sitting around in a folder. Windspeeds, exposure and loads vary with
> each installation so they have to be calculated with that in mind. A
> Professional Engineer has to sit down and spend an hour or two doing it and
> these people don't come cheap.
> Being insulted when you want something for nothing and don't get it is a
> typical ham reaction.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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