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Norfolk Va. tower drop

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by K5UJ, Sep 16, 2019.

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  1. K5UJ

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  2. AC0OB

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    The tip of the tower (maybe a set of FM bays?) appears to have just missed the transmitter building by inches.

  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I can see the Craig's List ads now: "FREE - used Rohn tower sections - $200 each your choice or take the whole lot for $500 - excellent condition - original owner"


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  4. KL7AJ

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  5. K5UJ

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    I saw that too. I wondered if the building was set for demolition or if they were extremely lucky. I bet they were expecting it to lay out flat across the water the way the WBBM tower fell.
  6. N0TZU

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    Cool video. It looks like the worker was removing the bolt on the guy anchor with a puller of some kind. I don't think I'd do that without a stout shield in case part of the bolt or the puller flew back at me!
  7. K1SZO

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    Aw man. Instead of taking it down, they could have moved it to my house! I mean, if they can move fully intact buildings, they can move an fully erect tower am I right?
  8. ND6M

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    If it had done that, it would have hit the overhead conveyor system at the Luck Stone Corp.

    The drop was intended to fold the tower back on itself.
  9. KB3OUK

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    From what i had read somewhere else, that one was so rusted that it was considered unsafe and that's why it was being demolished and replaced.
  10. K4KYV

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    Few "you can have it for taking it down" offers are a bargain. It is much more difficult to safely dismantle a standing tower than to put one up. That's why they often just cut the guy wires and let it drop, and get a few bucks for the scrap metal.

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