[TowerTalk] Broken masts

Mike noddy1211 at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 6 08:08:46 PDT 2010


Scroll down the list and you will see weight, size and length.  TT will be
about the same price.

Mike, K6BR

-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Mark Robinson
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:51 AM
To: D Calder; towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Broken masts

I notice that Texas Towers carries a line of steel masts.

A friend recommended the 20 foot steel 0.25 mast. He said that if I nested 
about 7 feet or so in the tower and kept the rotor lower it would add 
strength to my setup. I don't want to scrimp on the mast. We can get some 
horrendous local storms here in the summer

I am trying to figure out how much that mast will weight.


Mark N1UK

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D Calder" <towertalk at n4zkf.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, 06 May, 2010 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Broken masts

> It was what I had at the time. In a hurry. Rad Shack junk. The worst part
> is, I know better. I have a whole
> engineering department at my exposure I can run a structural as we do it
> every day on collos for carriers
> on our own towers. We use TIA-222-G 125Mph (3-second gust)
> This pic was 2004 when Hurricane Charlie came right over top of me. It's
> like the mechanic who's car doesn't
> run. The telecom man who skimps.
> 73 Dave n4zkf


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