[TowerTalk] What is....

Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Thu Jul 10 11:49:31 EDT 2008

On 07/10/08 01:54 pm WA6RKN wrote:

> ....the reason for........?
> For the way towers are mounted...I notice some towers have a single point at 
> the base, (They taper down to a small point that is the mount) while others 
> are standard triangle or 4 legged mounts.  All are guyed.

I think you may find that the ones that taper down to a point are 
resting on a ball or other flexible mount that enables the tower to sway 
a little without breaking off.

This answer is based on my recollection (from 50 years ago!) that the 
750ft Sutton Coldfield TV tower in the UK Midlands rested on a 2in. 
steel ball.


Alan NV8A

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