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## [TowerTalk] Rohn 25 with 4 (not 3) guys

 To: [TowerTalk] Rohn 25 with 4 (not 3) guys K4OJ@aol.com (K4OJ@aol.com) Tue, 25 Mar 1997 00:11:48 -0500 (EST)
 ```going from three to four guys....well: Number 1, I dropped out of engineering school in the first year, so take this for what it is worth. Since the tower has three legs and is symetrical, it is feasable to use three guy points on the tower....why? since these eminate from the legs which are equidistant from the center of the tower. The forces on the tower are 120 degrees apart - "equally" applied in relation to the center of the tower. If you were to translate its guying into a four point arrangement you should have something akin to a ring around the tower which has on its inside the capability to attach to the three legs, and on its outside the ability to have four equally spaced guy points....again, I am assuming - this time the assumption is that your guy points are 90 degrees apart from each other when viewed from above....the "ring" focuses the forces on the center, and the three attachments to the tower translate 'em on over. This concludes todays Mechanical Engineering for the Hint & Kink generation. de K4OJ -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Sponsored by: Akorn Access, Inc. & N4VJ / K4AAA ```
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