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Rohn foldover questions

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Subject: Rohn foldover questions
From: (Andrew B. White)
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 08:07:26 -0500 (CDT)
On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, John Bednar (K3TEJ) wrote:

> I bought a used 58' Rohn foldover tower thats on the ground waiting
> to be put up. The spec sheet calls for 4 guy anchors 25' out from
> the base spaced 35' apart going up to the hinge point on the tower.
> It also recommends guying at the apex but doesn't say at what
> distance from the base.
On my 58' foldover, I put the guy anchors out 35' from the base.  The 
lower guys use 3/16" EHS and I have Phillystran on the upper set; both 
sets of guys share the same anchor points.  When I first put the tower up 
5 years ago, I had hoped I could get by with only the lower set of guys 
(I live out a rural area with only corn/beans as far as one can see), but 
the top of the tower moved around more that I thought it should with a 
KT34A and rotatable dipole on top.

While having to disconnect the upper guys to tilt the tower over does add 
a bit of time, I don't tip it over that often.  In fact, my rotor 
indicator just stopped working, and I am going to tip it over in the 
next week or so to fix that.  I have never been sorry that I put up the 
foldover tower.  

73, Drew

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