[TowerTalk] Universal Freestanding Tower

Bill Coleman aa4lr@arrl.net
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 08:05:10 -0500

On 2/12/02 10:19 AM, K7LXC@aol.com at K7LXC@aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 2/11/02 2:04:59 PM Pacific Standard Time, aa4lr@arrl.net 
>> Come to think of it -- why don't all those vibrating aluminum ANTENNAS 
>>  work harden and break, eh?
>    They do - that's why manufacturers used to recommend rope in the 
>to dampen the vibes.
>    Force 12 has eliminated the low windspeed vibrations by using an 
>aggessive element taper so they don't need any rope. 

To continue the aircraft parallel, aircraft are designed to withstand 
many positive and negative Gs, as well as wind loads, so their members 
end up being tremendously stiff compared to antenna elements. That's why 
they typically don't vibrate to pieces.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net
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