[TowerTalk] Force on a dish?

Richard M. Gillingham rmoodyg at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 3 22:45:18 EDT 2006

Face it straight up during travel.  That's what satellite users (big dishes) 
do for hurricane protection..

Good luck
Gil, W1RG
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John D'Ausilio" <jdausilio at gmail.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:11 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Force on a dish?

> Can anyone point me to formulae for calculating the horizontal load on
> a dish in various positions relative to the wind? Actually, the dish
> is on a vehicle and I'm trying to decide if it's worth my time to
> reconfigure so that the dish is facing backward instead of forward
> during travel. Tower content: it's mounted atop the 20 ft crank-up
> aluminum pole I've mentioned here previously .. but it's cranked down
> during travel :)
> de w1rt/john
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