[TowerTalk] Tower Concerns

Dave Armbrust ae4mr@arrl.org
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 14:04:17 -0500

> Their top engineer told me
> the towers
> are not the problem. Bases and guying are the problem. He told me ,and I
> believe him that the basic strength of any tower is the
> engineered guys and
> their anchor points.

What about all these self supporting cell towers going up all over the
place.  Are they rated for 110 MPH?  They have some pretty good size antenna
arrays at the top.

Assuming 30sf at 200ft and 110 MPH I come up with at least 285,000 ft-lbs!
And I thought I had problems!

Dave Armbrust - AE4MR
ARRL WCF Section Manager
(941)378-1701 Fax: (941)929-0040

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