In a message dated 97-02-18 18:02:46 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Here is the question: Can I / should I use 1/4 guys for the tower to
> help with the 100 mph windload or use the 3/16 that came with the
> tower? I have to order some new guy cable because the tower will
The tower and antenna Prime Directive is "do what the manufacturer
says". Use the cable that the manufacturer specifies; anything bigger is a
waste of money.
The weak point in a 25G tower is the leg strength followed by the shear
strength of the leg bolts, not the guy wires.
BTW, the Prime Directive converse is also true: " don't do what they
don't tell you to do"; i.e. painting guy wires, taping turnbuckles, etc.
73, Steve K7LXC
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