27927Re: Oregon tower
- Jun 11, 2013The tower is a Microflect HD-65 (High Density) that was offered as an alternative to the standard RC&R towers. The design is a 30.5-ft square non-tapered tower that was available in heights of 65-ft to 140-ft in 12.5-ft increments.
The tower could support up to eight horns - four on the main-deck corners and four on the diagonally-mounted top deck. Tower height was measured to top deck so an HD-65 tower with just the main deck was actually 50-ft tall; single-deck HD tower heights ranged from 50-ft to 125-ft.
HD series towers mainly appear in Oregon and Washington due to Microflect's original location in Salem, Oregon. Microflect was subsequently acquired by Valmont - known for large center-pivot irrigation systems used in flat farm country marketed under the brand Valley Irrigation.
Some sites with Microflect HD towers:
Amity HD-65 1-Deck
Crescent Butte HD-90 1-Deck
Hoodoo Butte HD-65 2-Deck
Mt Horeb HD-77.5 1-Deck
Saddle Mt HD-65 2-Deck
Spring River HD-65 1-Deck
Welch Butte HD-102.5 1-Deck
Joe Butte HD-115 2-Deck
Lebam HD-65 1-Deck
This list may not be all-inclusive - wa -
--- In email@example.com, Albert LaFrance <alafrance@...> wrote:
> Great page, Daryl. The tower does look unusual - much broader than I'd
> expect given its low height..
> As an aside, this is the first time I've seen an AT&T microwave tech, or
> the type of vehicle they drive. Somehow I expected a "woody" station wagon
> with the old Bell System logo on the door...
> >A retired AT&T tech sent me some pictures of the South Saddle Mountain
> >Oregon AT&T site. Since they are interesting to me because of the
> >tower style and the number of horns, I thought I would drop a note
> >to the list. The tower is unusual for an AT&T site, apparently
> >built this way to withstand 100 mph wind blasts from the Pacific.
> >They're at: http://www.drgibson.com/towers/bob.html
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