[TowerTalk] Unitary tower strength

Grant Saviers grants2 at pacbell.net
Tue Apr 10 12:04:34 EDT 2018

"more towers are killed by trees than trees by towers"

About one per year in my local club.  Trees 3/0 in 3 years.   All were a 
guy wire taken out by a tree fall.

That's the downside of dense free wire antenna supports to 100' here in WWA.

Grant KZ1W
Redmond, WA

On 4/10/2018 8:39 AM, k7lxc--- via TowerTalk wrote:
>>   Something I have always wanted to ask. Have you ever seen a tower come down due to a failed base?
>      The only failures I've seen were due to something else. With guyed towers, it was mainly due to some sort of guy failure. For self-supporters the tower bent 2/3 or so up the tower. Never seen a base failure.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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