Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Tue Aug 29 08:27:52 EDT 2006

But shouldn't the engineer's design of the foundation take that into 

Alan NV8A

On 08/29/06 06:51 am Pete Smith wrote:

> It seems to me that this discussion is missing one important distinction - guyed tower vs self-supporting.  The latter puts much more strain on the base and any embedded foundation pieces, while the load from a guyed tower is almost all vertical compression.  One former denizen of this reflector had several fairly tall Rohn 25 towers simply footed in gravel.  Our old ham club had a short one (20')mounted on top of a building in DC with the base simply guyed across the roof to several vent pipes , to keep it from popping out (yes, we WERE nuts), considering the liability implications, but this was the 70's)

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