[TowerTalk] Unitary tower strength

Don Havlicek n8de at thepoint.net
Tue Apr 10 17:41:00 EDT 2018

Had only one self-supporting tower fail "at the base", but that was due to a tornado ripping it off the base.
Another was struck by straight-line winds of over 100 mph, and it simply bent over at the base with one leg shearing there.

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k7lxc--- via TowerTalk <towertalk at contesting.com> 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.
>Steve    K7LXC
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