[TowerTalk] Fwd: Advice on Old TV Antenna Tower

HansLG at aol.com HansLG at aol.com
Sat Jul 1 20:05:24 EDT 2017

I was told that aluminum towers are more springy than steel towers. Mine is 
 an aluminum, guyed though. I still experience the vibration when I am in 
between  the ground and the guy point. Was very scary the first time I 
climbed it but am  use to it now.
I believe the "Q" value of aluminum is higher than steel. Therefore the  
aluminum tower vibrate more than steel towers when you climb them. 
Any takers?
Hans N2JFS
In a message dated 7/1/2017 1:37:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
john at kk9a.com writes:

My 60'  Universal Aluminum tower used to move when I climbed it.  It  seemed
like a lot of movement but as Jim said it probably was not. I sort  of got
use to the movement and never had an issue.

John  KK9A

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