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[Antennaware] Guying a 40' Fiberglass Mast...Alone

Subject: [Antennaware] Guying a 40' Fiberglass Mast...Alone
From: Alain Michel <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 21:32:31 -0700 (PDT)
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Hello All, 

This mast is going to support the feedpoint of my 204' G5RV. 

The 2" bottom mast will slide into an 8', 2 3/8" galvanized fence post, which 
is set into 4' of concrete. The spot is on a 25% grade; this caused me some 
concern regarding the length of my guy ropes, but I believe that I've got 
enough 3/16" Dacron to complete the job.

I am going to tie the Dacron ropes [to galvanized thimbles and then] to spikes 
at four [compass] points on the ground,  outside the 33' diameter circle from 
the center post. Guy points on the mast will be at 16', 23' and 30'. 

I plan on leaving 20"+/- of each spike above ground. 

What is the best way for one person to get the mast as perpendicular to the 
ground as possible, while running from "point to point" to last down the mast 
while it's teetering?! My wife and I attempted to lash down this unruly 40 
footer in a very light wind on Sunday, with little success!

I'll be handling 12 long guy ropes, so any assistance from anyone who's done 
this alone [or with one's XYL/OM!] would be most welcomed! 

Anything I'm forgetting? 

Many thanks for taking the time to respond! 


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