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Originally Posted by Calaveras View Post
I've been seeing exceptional conditions to Salinas on and off today. Tonight I received KYMB on RF 27 for the first time.
Now a test of your antenna repairs.

We just had 5 minutes of extreme wind here. 2:25pm
It may reach you shortly.

Salinas reception was enhanced here yesterday. But nothing extreme or exceptional.
RF 27 Advances to KTSF 26 here.
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Originally Posted by 888CALLFCC View Post
Now a test of your antenna repairs.

We just had 5 minutes of extreme wind here. 2:25pm
It may reach you shortly.
Wind issues vary dramatically with location. In most cases the high winds I get are southerly and associated with storms. The Sierra Foothills don't get the northwest and north winds as much as the Bay Area or the west side of the Sacramento Valley and certainly not like the East Bay hills. Today my local forecast is winds northwest at 8 mph.

You may remember a big north wind event a few years ago in November that blew down thousands of trees in the eastern Sierra with 100mph+ winds. I had winds around 40mph during that event which was as high as I have seen from the north.

When I see a forecast with wind gusts approaching 50mph I crank down the 72' tower and tie off the boom of the lowest ham antenna to keep the wind from turning the mast in the rotor. The 55' tower with the main TV antennas comes down half way to increase its wind load rating.

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