Are the wind and weight load equally balanced and distributed on all three candelabra structures? If not, how much variance can there be before the entire tower is compromised? I love watching the progress of this project. It is fascinating.
--A Texas Native
What type of antenna is the one on the right of the tower? Is it a special DTV antenna?
Why is the candelabra different sizes? Wouldn't it be easier to have them all the same size?
--Abe Fisher, Cranford, New Jersey
----- The three candelabra arms are all the same size; the antenna mounting frames are not, but are designed to accommodate the antenna's height requirement.
The antenna seen on the right is not an antenna, but is a dummy pole. Some engineers scoff at this term and would much rather call it a load equalizing substitute, but that nomenclature has never caught on in the field, nor will it.
This faux compensatory communications column allows for equally distributed loads on the tower for proper balance.