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Tower Ratings - Stupid Question

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Subject: Tower Ratings - Stupid Question
From: (Cook, Andy, COOKAR2)
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 96 13:57:00 UCT
Bob Morris K2RK wrote :-

> I hear people putting guy wires on self-support or crank-ups,
> thinking they are improving wind load etc...
> Is this not a -bad thing-?

I guess this all depends. Here in the UK crank-up / tiltover towers are the 
norm. Don't have the exact figures at my finger tips, but I recall that a 
24m Strumech Heavy Duty crank-up / tiltover tower is rated at about 6 sq 
feet unguyed and about 27 sq feet guyed at 85 mph.


Andy Cook, G4PIQ.

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