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Re: Antennas blew down



By the look of things, the damage could have been much worse. Thinwall
tubing is not really adequate for a load like you have on it.

Rudy VE3BDR

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Walls" <k6ccc@earthlink.net>
To: "Amsat-BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 12:49 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Antennas blew down


> This morning I was greeted with a very unwelcome sight.  We had had
> winds of around 70 miles per hour overnight and the mast supporting my
> satellite antennas had failed.  The plan today was that I would have an
> antenna party next Saturday to put the antennas back up, but when I got
> home I found that a 75 foot fence had also blown down during the day.
> So, depending on timing with the neighbor, fence building may preempt
> the antenna party.  I should know better in a day or so.  Therefore, for
> the time being, I'm off the air on satellites.  I took some pictures and
> have posted eight of them to my web site.  The first one is located at:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~k6ccc/Photo/Pics/FoldedMast1.html
>
> 73
> -----------------------
> Jim Walls - K6CCC
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