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Inssomniak
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Re: [Equipment] Yet another T200 bites the dust

Hahaha yea who would climb it?

Ive seen DMX68's fold over here with a single CPE on it.
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Semaphore
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No one that's sane.


LLigetfa

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Fort Frances, ON
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said by Inssomniak:

Ive seen DMX68's fold over here with a single CPE on it.

Not what I want to hear. Was thinking of putting one up at my house to get above some fast growing trees. I need it to support two dishes and was considering an 8-bay bow-tie at the top to pull in some OTA from 150 miles away.
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Inssomniak
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said by LLigetfa:

said by Inssomniak:

Ive seen DMX68's fold over here with a single CPE on it.

Not what I want to hear. Was thinking of putting one up at my house to get above some fast growing trees. I need it to support two dishes and was considering an 8-bay bow-tie at the top to pull in some OTA from 150 miles away.

Freak wind storms mind you. But Im not sure Id ever put 2 dishes on one at least nowhere near the top. Hell with my fat 190 pound ass on the top of one it feels like its gonna fold over.
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OHSrob

join:2011-06-08

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said by Inssomniak:

Hahaha yea who would climb it?

Ive seen DMX68's fold over here with a single CPE on it.

Heh I saw a DMX medium duty (My site #6 is the HD series) with 5 added straight sections (yes 5 the guy who ran this wisp was clueless) with no guy wires survive a tornado less then 600 meters away that tor a path through a corn field around the tower grossly overloaded with 6 grid antenna's and 5 or 6 sectors.

Ive also seen "golden nugget" tv towers go down. One of them was only 1.5 sections above the roof just a vhf/uhf tv antenna yagi and nanobridge 25dbi it came right down on the roof.

DMX towers are wicked, even the most solid golden nugget tv tower I have 8 feet above the mounting point height isn't as solid at the top as a properly built DMX. Site#6 don't even sway on a windy day if you go to the top and shake it real good.

said by LLigetfa:

said by Inssomniak:

Ive seen DMX68's fold over here with a single CPE on it.

Not what I want to hear. Was thinking of putting one up at my house to get above some fast growing trees. I need it to support two dishes and was considering an 8-bay bow-tie at the top to pull in some OTA from 150 miles away.

I would not recommend putting anything but your tv antenna at the top. Last 1/4 of the tower is much more flimsy feeling then the rest of it.

Also calculate your wind loading and ensure you do not exceeded what delhi/wade antenna says the DMX your building can handle.

LLigetfa

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I only need about 40 feet for the dishes.


OHSrob

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said by LLigetfa:

I only need about 40 feet for the dishes.

That should be good but keep in mind to keep the wind loading to what the rating on the version of the tower you have.

»www.wade-antenna.com/Wade/DMX.pdf


Semaphore
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I've a DMX68 with a single parabolic (with Radome) and a small panel standing for 10 years now and we've had some REALLY bad wind the past two years. They are tough to work on near the top though - not much foot room. The the top plate and the rotator plate below it are not made to take a lot of torque imho.
We have about 4 dozen towers, most are less than 80', but there are a few over 200' to our gear and I'd far sooner climb any of them than the only T200 that we have.