[TowerTalk] Tower mast calculator

Gene Smar ersmar at verizon.net
Sat Jan 11 11:52:29 EST 2014


     I just tried the tool with my antennas.  Be carefull!  Apparently the 
calcs don't tell you anything about your tower's limitations.  The calcs 
merely say that the DXE MAST will or will not fail at the given wind speeds; 
they tell you nothing about the survivability of the tower.  In other words, 
a big load may survive on a 3 inch DXE mast, but it might bring down a stack 
of Rohn 25 or a light-duty self-supporter.

     Caveat Amateur!

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Jellison" <kl7wv at kl7wv.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower mast calculator

> DX Engineering just put a nice little utility on their website to 
> calculate loads on a tower mast.  It's pretty handy when trying to figure 
> out what antennas a mast pipe can handle.
> http://www.dxengineering.com/mastloadestimator?ibanner=DXEHPB1401001
> 73,
> Tim
> -- 
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